coverage-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: amount covered

Commentary: The extent or degree to which something is covered or dealt with. Generally does not refer to news presentation. Often associated with phone networks and magazine or newspaper circulation.

Our magazine has achieved coverage of the entire Tri-State area.
The dictionary's coverage of standard English is excellent.
The blanket's incomplete coverage of the bed caused John's feet to stick out.
The cell phone company offers complete national coverage.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: insurance

Commentary: The protection offered by insurance, or the amount that is covered by insurance. The total amount or type of insurance carried.

Do you have insurance coverage?
Does your plan offer dental coverage?
I need the national statistics on Medicare coverage.
My medical coverage won't pay for my kidney operation.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: presentation of news

Commentary: COVERAGE[+event] An act of presenting the news. Usually anything dealing with news reporting will fit into this sense.

For complete coverage of the event, tune in to Channel Six News.
They accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations.
During an election year, political coverage can dominate the news.
We provide coverage of the NBA Draft.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3