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extent

1. US Law a writ authorizing a person to whom a debt is due to assume temporary possession of his debtor's lands
2. Logic another word for extension (sense 6)

extent

[ik′stent]
(computer science)
The physical locations in a mass-storage device or volume allocated for use by a particular data set.

extent

(1) Contiguous space on a disk reserved for a file or application.

(2) A contiguous set of blocks in a database.
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So it was that these surrounding heights, already established and to a certain extent proved, were retained.
The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government; and it is this circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter.
Our business is to learn and to report to monsieur le surintendant of the finances to what extent English smuggling is injurious to the French merchants.
The dialect was on her tongue to some extent, despite the village school: the characteristic intonation of that dialect for this district being the voicing approximately rendered by the syllable UR, probably as rich an utterance as any to be found in human speech.