noun Date: 1912 1. something that covers: as a. inclusion within the scope of an insurance policy or protective plan ; insurance b. the amount available to meet liabilities c. inclusion within the scope of discussion or reporting <
the news coverage of the trial
2. the total group covered ; scope: as a. all the risks covered by the terms of an insurance contract b. the number or percentage of persons reached by a communications medium 3. the act or fact of covering

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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