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Extent vs. Extant

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Extentnoun

A range of values or locations.

Extantadjective

Still in existence.

Extentnoun

The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.

‘The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.’;

Extantadjective

Currently existing; not having disappeared.

Extentnoun

(computing) A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

Extantadjective

Still alive; not extinct.

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Extentnoun

The valuation of property.

Extantadjective

(obsolete) Standing out, or above the rest.

Extentnoun

(legal) A writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown.

Extantadjective

Standing out or above any surface; protruded.

‘That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums.’; ‘A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant.’;

Extentadjective

(obsolete) Extended.

Extantadjective

Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.

‘Writings that were extant at that time.’; ‘The extant portraits of this great man.’;

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Extentadjective

Extended.

Extantadjective

Publicly known; conspicuous.

Extentnoun

Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.

‘Life in its large extent is scare a span.’;

Extantadjective

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost;

‘extant manuscripts’; ‘specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk’;

Extentnoun

Degree; measure; proportion.

Extentnoun

A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.

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Extentnoun

the point or degree to which something extends;

‘the extent of the damage’; ‘the full extent of the law’; ‘to a certain extent she was right’;

Extentnoun

the distance or area or volume over which something extends;

‘the vast extent of the desert’; ‘an orchard of considerable extent’;

Extentnoun

the area covered by something

‘an enclosure ten acres in extent’;

Extentnoun

the size or scale of something

‘the extent of global warming’;

Extentnoun

the particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case

‘decision-making was to a large extent outside his control’; ‘everyone will have to compromise to some extent’;

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