Definition of to a great extent in English:

to a great extent


  • In a substantial way; largely.

    ‘we are all to a great extent the product of our culture’
    • ‘The lack of aid in the northeast bothered me to a great extent.’
    • ‘According to him, this applies to a great extent to the German market, which is extremely volatile at the moment.’
    • ‘It probably looked odd then, but it has worked to a great extent.’
    • ‘This loosened the existing caste rigidities to a great extent.’
    • ‘There are other covers also available however, the needs of say a poultry farmer differ to a great extent from those of a dairy farmer.’