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coverage

[kuhv-er-ij, kuhv-rij]
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noun
  1. Insurance. protection provided against risks or a risk, often as specified: Does the coverage include flood damage?
  2. Journalism. the reporting and subsequent publishing or broadcasting of news: The World Series receives international coverage.
  3. the extent to which something is covered.
  4. the area, groups, or number of persons served or reached by a newspaper, radio or television station, advertising campaign, business, etc.; market.
  5. 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.
  6. Finance. the value of funds held to back up or meet liabilities.
  7. Photography. covering power.
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Origin of coverage

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; cover + -age
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reportinsuranceanalysisscopeindemnitybroadcastingdescription

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coverage

noun
  1. the amount or extent to which something is covered
  2. journalism the amount and quality of reporting or analysis given to a particular subject or event
  3. the extent of the protection provided by insurance
  4. finance
    1. the value of liquid assets reserved to meet liabilities
    2. the ratio of liquid assets to specific liabilities
    3. the ratio of total net profit to distributed profit in a company
  5. the section of the public reached by a medium of communication
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Word Origin and History for coverage

n.

mid-15c., "charge for a booth at a fair," from cover + -age. Reintroduced 1912, American English, in insurance.

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