Definition of coverage in English:



  • 1The extent to which something deals with or applies to something else.

    ‘the grammar did not offer total coverage of the language’
    • ‘Coverage of these topics is currently, for the most part, inadequate.’
    • ‘This informative and entertaining site offers thorough coverage of Long Island birding, birders, and birds.’
    • ‘By the way, anyone who needs total coverage of this ought to read Griffiths.’
    • ‘On the other issues the authors diverge sharply on the extent of coverage.’
    • ‘That level of coverage should just about deal with most parts of the UK that matter.’
    • ‘I leave other readers to comment on the amount of space and coverage given.’
    • ‘Various processes may have contributed to the apparent drop in the coverage given to parapsychology.’
    • ‘It is the degree and extent of its coverage of a part of a building which translates a mere fixing into a fitting.’
    • ‘It offers detailed coverage of the C language, including 90 varied program examples.’
    • ‘Its coverage reflected the extent and depth of its roots in the working class.’
    • ‘The next chapter gives excellent coverage of biosafety issues such as allergens and gene flow with considerable literature references.’
    • ‘Total election coverage is planned around this fine, fine site I run later tonight.’
    • ‘Those of us who are just catching up on current technology will marvel at the extent of coverage on this release.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Since there were 2 of them, they offered more extensive coverage.’
    • ‘Others are entirely unable to function, because of a total lack of coverage.’
    • ‘A joint statement said the agreement will be comprehensive in scope and coverage.’
    • ‘Naval historians would do well to familiarize themselves with his style of narrative, his comprehensive coverage, and scope of research.’
    • ‘The course outline sketched below is not about total coverage and does not yet offer a fixed syllabus.’
    • ‘In fact, Croft references the above books in his, giving them praise for their comprehensive coverage of the mountain range.’
    1. 1.1The treatment of an issue by the media.
      ‘the program won an award for its news coverage’
      • ‘Exhausted we watched the latest TV coverage of the election.’
      • ‘There is no doubt that we have had wall-to-wall saturation media coverage of this war.’
      • ‘I agree that media coverage of the issue too often has been laden with generalizations, hyperbole and sensational images.’
      • ‘Many people complain about the saturation news coverage given to yucky, sensationalistic stories of limited public value.’
      • ‘For full, in-depth coverage of the elections, don't miss our Special Report.’
      • ‘On specific issues, media coverage does often have a decisive effect.’
      • ‘A second false report that received extensive news coverage was a story that generated not hope but fear.’
      • ‘There were people who were, in fact, concerned about the paper's coverage of those issues.’
      • ‘Look, there has been blanket coverage of this issue.’
      • ‘These tragic incidents, although very rare, receive a great deal of press coverage.’
      • ‘A great deal of coverage associated the anti-war movement with celebrities and popular cultural activity generally.’
      • ‘On the other hand, maybe these sessions were merely held to procure media coverage for the issue, in order to affect the election.’
      • ‘Critics of embedded reporting also complain about the networks' limited coverage of anti-war protests.’
      • ‘And keep watching for increased coverage of the topics that matter to you most.’
      • ‘There's a weariness to the papers' coverage of this story.’
      • ‘So who is offering the most complete coverage of the war?’
      • ‘Jennie Bond will be providing television news coverage of the events.’
      • ‘The game tanked, but not before receiving widespread press coverage.’
      • ‘I've been watching a great deal of coverage of the imminent US Presidential elections on TV and reading about it in the papers.’
      • ‘Logistically, providing live television coverage of the event will be a challenge.’
      • ‘Media coverage of hot-button issues usually skirts this aspect of them.’
      • ‘The convention received a good deal of coverage at the time, but no lasting impact has been felt.’
      reporting, reportage, description, treatment, handling, presentation
      investigation, exploration, consideration, study, analysis, commentary
      reports, accounts, articles, pieces, stories
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    2. 1.2US The amount of protection given by an insurance policy.
      • ‘A farmer with APH insurance coverage receives an indemnity if the harvested yield is less than the yield guarantee.’
      • ‘Ask your insurance advisor to explain the scope of the insurance coverage being offered.’
      • ‘The maximum coverage available for a single exhibition is $600 million, up from $500 million.’
      • ‘There is some insurance available, although the amount of coverage is paltry.’
      • ‘If children are dependent on both parents' income, you may need to increase your existing life insurance coverage.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Medicaid programs are run by the states, which also determine the level and extent of coverage to recipients.’
      • ‘Minimal rent assistance, family allowances and Medicare health insurance coverage are available.’
      • ‘Insurance coverage provides protection for the income and business regardless of the size of the home-based business.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Should it still be committed to universal coverage of a comprehensive range of services free at the point of care?’
      • ‘Last year, 10 percent of firms surveyed said they dropped coverage for future retirees.’
      • ‘The majority work long hours for low wages, with no insurance coverage or legal protection.’
      • ‘However, it is essential for you to be aware of all details and available coverage on your insurance policy.’
      • ‘Given the lack of universal health insurance coverage, poverty and poor child health go hand in hand.’
      • ‘They will discuss insurance issues confronting firearm retailers, and present ways dealers can get adequate coverage at affordable rates.’
      • ‘I have no medical insurance and no dental coverage.’
      • ‘They plan to increase the amount of permanent life insurance and reduce term coverage annually.’
      insurance, indemnity, indemnification, protection, security, surety, cover
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    3. 1.3The area reached by a particular broadcasting station or advertising medium.
      ‘a network of eighty transmitters would give nationwide coverage’
      • ‘Fitzgerald said the product could also bring wireless coverage to remote land-based stations.’
      • ‘The professor concluded by requesting expanded coverage of Japanese broadcasts.’
      • ‘Mobile phone network operator 02 has been boasting recently about the extensive coverage it offers customers.’
      • ‘For any extent of network coverage, it is important that the connection quality be maintained.’
      • ‘There is not the total coverage of the country that we had in the past.’
      • ‘The Western Telegraph today joins forces with the county council in a campaign to achieve total broadband coverage in Pembrokeshire.’
      • ‘But this only applied to that company, since there were no other private stations with nation-wide coverage.’
      • ‘But problems with this system could occur when motorists hit an area with no coverage.’
      • ‘This new line makes a lot more of Singapore accessible, but there are still areas that lack good coverage.’
      • ‘Remember, in most coverage areas you don't even need a cell-phone account.’
      • ‘It is far less expensive funding that process than what carriers spend on towers without reaching the same coverage.’
      • ‘Relays mounted on a space-based platform offer the advantage of large coverage.’
      • ‘The show will also receive national radio coverage, with the station broadcasting live from the exhibition.’
      • ‘In all, the event generated more than 200 broadcast stories in over 53 cities and print coverage reaching six million readers.’
      • ‘We can guarantee that these broadcasts will receive global coverage on all networks including the BBC.’
      • ‘Beacon Hill brings approximately 177,000 people into BBC national digital radio coverage for the first time.’
      • ‘The fact that it is easy and cost-efficient to bring DRM programs on air enables established stations to broaden their coverage area.’
      • ‘The existing Anchorage network has been merged with the new ANSS stations to provide improved coverage of the Anchorage region.’
      • ‘Regional coverage is another area where work is needed.’
      • ‘At some point, a radio group with extensive interests in England will want coverage in Scotland to offer a complete package to advertisers.’
      • ‘Some even suggest the combined resources of a broadcast station and a newspaper would lead to better coverage.’
      • ‘The strict rules governing transmitter power and coverage result in a very limited audience for a station's programming.’
    4. 1.4American Football The manner in which a defender or a defensive team covers a player, an area, or a play.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘CB Will Allen made a few errors but showed his coverage skills and speed.’
      • ‘Playing the weak side, where he'll get more man-to-man coverage, Williams should post significant numbers.’
      • ‘Barrett is tough and underrated, and his coverage skills have improved each year.’