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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)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The physical locations in a mass-storage device or volume allocated for use by a particular data set.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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