[kuhv-er-ij, kuhv-rij]
Insurance. protection provided against risks or a risk, often as specified: Does the coverage include flood damage?
Journalism. the reporting and subsequent publishing or broadcasting of news: The World Series receives international coverage.
the extent to which something is covered.
the area, groups, or number of persons served or reached by a newspaper, radio or television station, advertising campaign, business, etc.; market.
Radio and Television. the area within the broadcasting range of a station or network, usually calculated by the number of owners of radio or television receivers.
Finance. the value of funds held to back up or meet liabilities.
Photography, covering power.

1910–15, Americanism; cover + -age Unabridged
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coverage (ˈkʌvərɪdʒ)
1.  the amount or extent to which something is covered
2.  journalism the amount and quality of reporting or analysis given to a particular subject or event
3.  the extent of the protection provided by insurance
4.  finance
 a.  the value of liquid assets reserved to meet liabilities
 b.  the ratio of liquid assets to specific liabilities
 c.  the ratio of total net profit to distributed profit in a company
5.  the section of the public reached by a medium of communication

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Word Origin & History

1912, Amer.Eng., originally in insurance, from cover + -age.
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Example sentences
Expanding publicly subsidized coverage for low income adults.
Expanding coverage will, other things equal, increase health care spending.
She lost her coverage because she didn't work enough days in the last school
  year to qualify for benefits this year.
Many mainstream media outlets rely on the group's research in their own
  political coverage.
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