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coverage

cov·er·age

coverage

 
pronunciation:
kuh v rj [or] kuhv rj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the amount or type of protection available against loss or liability as provided by insurance or reserve funds, or the protection itself.
The policy provides good coverage in case of fire.Everyone in the family has dental coverage now.
definition 2: the degree or extent to which something is covered.
The teacher was impressed with the student's coverage of her topic.
definition 3: in journalism, the reportage on a particular event or issue, or the amount or type of reportage.
The news program boasts thorough coverage of all major issues.The network has been accused of biased coverage of political events.
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The word coverage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.