Use the noun coverage to talk about how much something is covered or included. If your history book's coverage of the Civil War is skimpy, you might want to do some extra research at the library.

There's the TV news coverage of the winter Olympics — in other words, the way they show and comment on the events — and the spotty coverage of your lawn by the grass you planted. Something is covered in both examples, either literally or figuratively, and it's more common to use coverage in a figurative way. There's also insurance coverage, or the extent of protection it provides: "I have the cheapest car insurance coverage, so it won't pay to fix these dents."

Definitions of coverage
  1. noun
    the extent to which something is covered
    “the dictionary's coverage of standard English is excellent”
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    type of:
    the distance or area or volume over which something extends
  2. noun
    the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
    “they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations”
    synonyms: reportage, reporting
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    type of:
    information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
  3. noun
    the total amount and type of insurance carried
    synonyms: insurance coverage
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    type of:
    amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money
    a quantity of money
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