AskDefine | Define coverage

Dictionary Definition



1 the total amount and type of insurance carried [syn: insurance coverage]
2 the extent to which something is covered; "the dictionary's coverage of standard English is excellent"
3 the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television; "they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations" [syn: reporting, reportage]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. The amount that something or someone is covered.
    Don't go to lunch if we don't have enough coverage for the help-desk phones.
    Before laying sod on that clay, the ground needs two inches of coverage with topsoil.
    The enemy fire is increasing - can we get some immediate coverage from those bunkers?


Extensive Definition

Coverage may refer to:
In filmmaking:
  • Coverage (lens), the size of the image a lens can produce
  • Camera coverage, the amount of footage shot and different camera setups used in filming a scene
  • Script coverage, a short summary of a script, written by script readers to recommend whether a film should be made
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