Definition of coverage in English:



mass noun
  • 1The extent to which something deals with something else.

    ‘the grammar did not offer total coverage of the language’
    • ‘Coverage of these topics is currently, for the most part, inadequate.’
    • ‘By the way, anyone who needs total coverage of this ought to read Griffiths.’
    • ‘It offers detailed coverage of the C language, including 90 varied program examples.’
    • ‘This informative and entertaining site offers thorough coverage of Long Island birding, birders, and birds.’
    • ‘On the other issues the authors diverge sharply on the extent of coverage.’
    • ‘In fact, Croft references the above books in his, giving them praise for their comprehensive coverage of the mountain range.’
    • ‘Its coverage reflected the extent and depth of its roots in the working class.’
    • ‘Various processes may have contributed to the apparent drop in the coverage given to parapsychology.’
    • ‘That level of coverage should just about deal with most parts of the UK that matter.’
    • ‘The next chapter gives excellent coverage of biosafety issues such as allergens and gene flow with considerable literature references.’
    • ‘It is the degree and extent of its coverage of a part of a building which translates a mere fixing into a fitting.’
    • ‘I do feel that they are getting a bad deal in terms of coverage and I was glad that I was able to do a little bit to put that right.’
    • ‘I leave other readers to comment on the amount of space and coverage given.’
    • ‘Others are entirely unable to function, because of a total lack of coverage.’
    • ‘The course outline sketched below is not about total coverage and does not yet offer a fixed syllabus.’
    • ‘Naval historians would do well to familiarize themselves with his style of narrative, his comprehensive coverage, and scope of research.’
    • ‘Total election coverage is planned around this fine, fine site I run later tonight.’
    • ‘A joint statement said the agreement will be comprehensive in scope and coverage.’
    • ‘Since there were 2 of them, they offered more extensive coverage.’
    • ‘Those of us who are just catching up on current technology will marvel at the extent of coverage on this release.’
    1. 1.1 The treatment of an issue by the media.
      ‘the programme won an award for its news coverage’
      • ‘These tragic incidents, although very rare, receive a great deal of press coverage.’
      • ‘The convention received a good deal of coverage at the time, but no lasting impact has been felt.’
      • ‘Logistically, providing live television coverage of the event will be a challenge.’
      • ‘So who is offering the most complete coverage of the war?’
      • ‘And keep watching for increased coverage of the topics that matter to you most.’
      • ‘For full, in-depth coverage of the elections, don't miss our Special Report.’
      • ‘There is no doubt that we have had wall-to-wall saturation media coverage of this war.’
      • ‘There's a weariness to the papers' coverage of this story.’
      • ‘There were people who were, in fact, concerned about the paper's coverage of those issues.’
      • ‘On the other hand, maybe these sessions were merely held to procure media coverage for the issue, in order to affect the election.’
      • ‘A second false report that received extensive news coverage was a story that generated not hope but fear.’
      • ‘I've been watching a great deal of coverage of the imminent US Presidential elections on TV and reading about it in the papers.’
      • ‘On specific issues, media coverage does often have a decisive effect.’
      • ‘A great deal of coverage associated the anti-war movement with celebrities and popular cultural activity generally.’
      • ‘The game tanked, but not before receiving widespread press coverage.’
      • ‘Exhausted we watched the latest TV coverage of the election.’
      • ‘Look, there has been blanket coverage of this issue.’
      • ‘Media coverage of hot-button issues usually skirts this aspect of them.’
      • ‘Critics of embedded reporting also complain about the networks' limited coverage of anti-war protests.’
      • ‘I agree that media coverage of the issue too often has been laden with generalizations, hyperbole and sensational images.’
      • ‘Jennie Bond will be providing television news coverage of the events.’
      • ‘Many people complain about the saturation news coverage given to yucky, sensationalistic stories of limited public value.’
      reporting, reportage, description, treatment, handling, presentation
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    2. 1.2 The area reached by a broadcasting station or advertising medium.
      ‘a network of eighty transmitters would give nationwide coverage’
      • ‘The fact that it is easy and cost-efficient to bring DRM programs on air enables established stations to broaden their coverage area.’
      • ‘The Western Telegraph today joins forces with the county council in a campaign to achieve total broadband coverage in Pembrokeshire.’
      • ‘At some point, a radio group with extensive interests in England will want coverage in Scotland to offer a complete package to advertisers.’
      • ‘The existing Anchorage network has been merged with the new ANSS stations to provide improved coverage of the Anchorage region.’
      • ‘There is not the total coverage of the country that we had in the past.’
      • ‘The show will also receive national radio coverage, with the station broadcasting live from the exhibition.’
      • ‘But this only applied to that company, since there were no other private stations with nation-wide coverage.’
      • ‘Regional coverage is another area where work is needed.’
      • ‘Some even suggest the combined resources of a broadcast station and a newspaper would lead to better coverage.’
      • ‘Mobile phone network operator 02 has been boasting recently about the extensive coverage it offers customers.’
      • ‘Relays mounted on a space-based platform offer the advantage of large coverage.’
      • ‘Remember, in most coverage areas you don't even need a cell-phone account.’
      • ‘For any extent of network coverage, it is important that the connection quality be maintained.’
      • ‘But problems with this system could occur when motorists hit an area with no coverage.’
      • ‘We can guarantee that these broadcasts will receive global coverage on all networks including the BBC.’
      • ‘Fitzgerald said the product could also bring wireless coverage to remote land-based stations.’
      • ‘The strict rules governing transmitter power and coverage result in a very limited audience for a station's programming.’
      • ‘The professor concluded by requesting expanded coverage of Japanese broadcasts.’
      • ‘Beacon Hill brings approximately 177,000 people into BBC national digital radio coverage for the first time.’
      • ‘It is far less expensive funding that process than what carriers spend on towers without reaching the same coverage.’
      • ‘This new line makes a lot more of Singapore accessible, but there are still areas that lack good coverage.’
      • ‘In all, the event generated more than 200 broadcast stories in over 53 cities and print coverage reaching six million readers.’
  • 2The area that can be covered by a specified volume or weight of a substance.

    ‘coverage is 6.5 square metres per litre’
    • ‘It is not possible to determine the point where a monolayer is compressed to its complete coverage without auxiliary experiments.’
    • ‘The increased number of detectors and tube rotation times combine to give faster coverage of a given volume of tissue.’
    • ‘These provide thermal and acoustical insulation, strength with low weight, and coverage with few heat loss paths.’
    • ‘Then came the drought, with some events threatened by the lack of rain and grass coverage on the playing fields.’
    • ‘Foliar coverage increases as spray volume and pressure are increased.’
  • 3US The amount of protection given by an insurance policy.

    • ‘Medicaid programs are run by the states, which also determine the level and extent of coverage to recipients.’
    • ‘I have no medical insurance and no dental coverage.’
    • ‘The maximum coverage available for a single exhibition is $600 million, up from $500 million.’
    • ‘However, it is essential for you to be aware of all details and available coverage on your insurance policy.’
    • ‘Last year, 10 percent of firms surveyed said they dropped coverage for future retirees.’
    • ‘They plan to increase the amount of permanent life insurance and reduce term coverage annually.’
    • ‘One of the company's more unusual policies: poultry insurance, which includes coverage specifically for turkeys.’
    • ‘While the amount of coverage depends on the income, Summers says policies generally pay up to $5,000 each month.’
    • ‘A farmer with APH insurance coverage receives an indemnity if the harvested yield is less than the yield guarantee.’
    • ‘Given the lack of universal health insurance coverage, poverty and poor child health go hand in hand.’
    • ‘Ask your insurance advisor to explain the scope of the insurance coverage being offered.’
    • ‘Insurance coverage provides protection for the income and business regardless of the size of the home-based business.’
    • ‘Should it still be committed to universal coverage of a comprehensive range of services free at the point of care?’
    • ‘They will discuss insurance issues confronting firearm retailers, and present ways dealers can get adequate coverage at affordable rates.’
    • ‘There is some insurance available, although the amount of coverage is paltry.’
    • ‘Minimal rent assistance, family allowances and Medicare health insurance coverage are available.’
    • ‘The majority work long hours for low wages, with no insurance coverage or legal protection.’
    • ‘If children are dependent on both parents' income, you may need to increase your existing life insurance coverage.’
    • ‘For example, confirm insurance coverage and ask if the policy is new or has been renewed.’
    • ‘The worst grand deal Miller offers is his proposal for universal health insurance coverage.’
    insurance, indemnity, indemnification, protection, security, surety, cover
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  • 4American Football
    The manner in which a defender or a defensive team cover a player, an area, or a play.

    ‘man-to-man coverage’
    count noun ‘he reads coverages well’
    • ‘Barrett is tough and underrated, and his coverage skills have improved each year.’
    • ‘The Packers lacked depth at linebacker and their coverage units have been merely average.’
    • ‘The coverage units have been solid, but the return game continues to struggle.’
    • ‘Playing the weak side, where he'll get more man-to-man coverage, Williams should post significant numbers.’
    • ‘CB Will Allen made a few errors but showed his coverage skills and speed.’