Extent

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 (1613–1680)

    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 (1819–1891)

    The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
    William James (1842–1910)