- 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.
Origin of coverage
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Examples from the Web for coverage
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks
January 9, 2015
Jason Berry received a 1992 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for his coverage of demagogues in Louisiana.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
State officials also estimate an additional 174,000 people would drop their current coverage in order to enroll in Medicaid.Living in Louisiana’s Tragic Health-Care Limbo
November 15, 2014
Adding an extra three weeks of quarantine on to every trip makes it hard to fit this coverage into our lives.The Photojournalist Who Stared Down Ebola
November 8, 2014
Even the most adamant Obamacare opponent must acknowledge, as Kasich has, that its coverage expansion has helped some people.John Kasich: The GOP’s Hobbled 2016 Dark Horse
W. James Antle III
November 3, 2014
They can cut off your benefits when you need your coverage the most.
Medicare's finances are strained and its coverage is outdated.
Medicare's finances are strained, and its coverage is outdated.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush
George W. Bush
Again I urge the Congress to enact legislation liberalizing unemployment compensation benefits and extending the coverage.
The present coverage of the social security laws is altogether inadequate; the benefit payments are too low.
- the amount or extent to which something is covered
- journalism the amount and quality of reporting or analysis given to a particular subject or event
- the extent of the protection provided by insurance
- the value of liquid assets reserved to meet liabilities
- the ratio of liquid assets to specific liabilities
- the ratio of total net profit to distributed profit in a company
- the section of the public reached by a medium of communication
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Word Origin and History for coverage
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper