to a certain extent
index in part, quasi

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  • to a certain extent — to some/a certain/a limited/extent phrase partly, but not completely To a certain extent, I was relieved. Thesaurus: slightly, to some degree and not completelysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • to a certain extent — somewhat, not exactly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • certain — [sʉrt′ n] adj. [ME & OFr < VL * certanus < L certus, determined, fixed, orig. pp. of cernere, to distinguish, decide, orig., to sift, separate: see HARVEST] 1. fixed, settled, or determined 2. sure (to happen, etc.); inevitable 3. not to be …   English World dictionary

  • extent — [[t]ɪkste̱nt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N SING: with supp, usu the N of n If you are talking about how great, important, or serious a difficulty or situation is, you can refer to the extent of it. The government itself has little information on the extent of… …   English dictionary

  • extent — ex|tent [ ık stent ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the importance of a problem or situation: extent of: We were shocked by the extent of the damage. The government underestimated the extent of the contamination. the full/true extent: Doctors still do not …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • extent */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈstent] / US noun 1) [uncountable] the size and importance of a problem or situation extent of: We were shocked by the extent of the damage. The government underestimated the extent of the contamination. the full/true extent: Doctors still… …   English dictionary

  • certain — cer|tain1 W1S1 [ˈsə:tn US ˈsə:r ] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Vulgar Latin certanus, from Latin certus decided, certain , from cernere to sift, decide ] 1.) [not before noun] confident and sure, without any doubts = ↑sure certain… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • certain — 1 determiner, pronoun 1 a certain thing, person, place etc is a particular thing, person etc that you are not naming or describing exactly: You can get cheaper fares on certain days of the year. | There are certain things I just can t discuss… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • extent*/*/*/ — [ɪkˈstent] noun 1) [singular/U] the degree to which something happens, or the degree to which something is affected They were shocked at the extent of the damage.[/ex] Languages vary in the extent to which they rely on word order.[/ex] 2) [U] the …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • extent — n. to a certain extent (to a great extent; they were emaciated to such an extent that they required special treatment) * * * [ɪk stent] to a certain extent (to a great extent; they were emaciated to such an extent that they required special… …   Combinatory dictionary

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