|1.||the range over which something extends; scope: the extent of the damage|
|2.||an area or volume: a vast extent of concrete|
|3.||(US) law a writ authorizing a person to whom a debt is due to assume temporary possession of his debtor's lands|
|4.||logic another word for extension|
|[C14: from Old French extente, from Latin extentus extensive, from extendere to |
see to some degree (extent).