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:

    I expect a time when, or rather an integrity by which, a man will get his coat as honestly and as perfectly fitting as a tree its bark. Now our garments are typical of our conformity to the ways of the world, i.e., of the devil, and to some extent react on us and poison us, like that shirt which Hercules put on.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic—in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea—known to medical science is work.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)