Extent has several meanings:
- Extent (file systems), a contiguous region of computer storage medium reserved for a file
- The period during which a variable has a particular value
- Extent, a technical description of the wingspan of a bird, bat, or other flying animal
- Extent, a writ allowing a creditor to seize or assume temporary ownership of a debtor's property; also, the actual seizure in its execution
- Extent, (English, archaic) an assessment or valuation of property, usually for taxation.
- Map extent, the portion of a region shown in a map.
Famous quotes containing the word extent:
“There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)
“Cannibalism to a certain moderate extent is practised among several of the primitive tribes in the Pacific, but it is upon the bodies of slain enemies alone; and horrible and fearful as the custom is, immeasurably as it is to be abhorred and condemned, still I assert that those who indulge in it are in other respects humane and virtuous.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.”
—William James (18421910)