Definition of coverage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌvərɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌvərɪdʒ//
    Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows, TV shows
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  1. 1[uncountable] the reporting of news and sport in newspapers and on the radio and television media/newspaper/press coverage tonight’s live coverage of the hockey game There was blanket coverage(= reports everywhere) of the royal divorce. Wordfindercensorship, correspondent, coverage, editor, exclusive, journalist, news agency, newspaper, report, stringer See related entries: Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows, TV shows
  2. 2[uncountable] the range or quality of information that is included in a book or course of study, on television, etc. magazines with extensive coverage of diet and health topics The book gives good, general coverage of the subject. The volume offers an incomplete coverage of the history of philosophy.
  3. 3[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the amount of something that something provides; the extent to which something covers an area or a group of people Immunization coverage against fatal diseases has increased to 99% in some countries. The service has a coverage of 90% of the UK population.
  4. 4(North American English) (British English cover) [uncountable] protection that an insurance company provides by promising to pay you money if a particular event happens insurance coverage Medicaid health coverage for low-income families
  5. Extra examples Media coverage of the march focused on the few fights that broke out. People fear losing coverage if they switch employers. The TV company was given a special award for its news coverage. The minister’s resignation was given widespread coverage. The story dominated local news coverage. The wedding had wide press coverage. There’s been massive television coverage of the World Cup. There’s live coverage of the game on TV. the possibility of expanding health-care coverage to all There was blanket coverage of the attacks. media/​newspaper/​press coverage
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