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to a certain extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to a certain extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. Our administration is willing to negotiate to a certain extent, but we aren't ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to an extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to an extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. Our administration is willing to negotiate to an extent, but we aren't ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to some degree

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited extent. Your essay would be improved to some degree by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. The administration is willing to negotiate to some degree, but it is not ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
See also: degree

to some extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to some extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. The administration is willing to negotiate to some extent but it is not ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to a great extent

Cliché mainly; largely. To a great extent, Mary is the cause of her own problems. I've finished my work to a great extent. There is nothing important left to do.
See also: extent, great

to some extent

to some degree; in some amount; partly. I've solved this problem to some extent. I can help you understand this to some extent.
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to a degree

Also, to an extent. See to some degree.
See also: degree

to some degree

Also, to a certain degree; to some or a certain extent ; to a degree or an extent . Somewhat, in a way, as in To some degree we'll have to compromise, or To an extent it's a matter of adjusting to the colder climate. The use of degree in these terms, all used in the same way, dates from the first half of the 1700s, and extent from the mid-1800s.
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to...extent

used to show how far something is true or how great an effect it has: To a certain extent, we are all responsible for this tragic situation.He had changed to such an extent (= so much) that I no longer recognized him.The pollution of the forest has seriously affected plant life and, to a lesser extent, wildlife.To what extent is this true of all schools?

to a degree

To a small extent; in a limited way: doesn't like spicy food, but can eat a little pepper to a degree.
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Table(1) Extent of Spending Among College Students in terms of Clothing and Accessories
26 million square miles, 790,000 square miles less than the average global minimum extent for 1981-2010.
The extent this year is 130,000 square kilometers less than the previous low of 14.
This summer's minimum is still the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record and is 432,000 square miles (1.
The low minimum extent forms part of trend that has been taking place for at least 30 years.
To describe the characteristics of the variables included in the study, frequency and percentage distribution were used for the respondents' profile, weighted mean for problems two and three, correlation coefficient to determine the relationship between the extent of menopausal stressors and the degree of behavioral changes, and partial correlation to determine the intervening effect of the respondents' profile on the relationship between menopausal stressors and behavioral changes.
States that audit documentation should be sufficient to enable members of the engagement team with supervision and review responsibilities to understand the evidence obtained and the nature, timing, extent and results of the auditing procedures performed.
By comparison, if H and W, or their LLC, owned the building, they would receive all the rent, pay income tax on it, pay the life insurance premiums (subject to the gift tax limit stated above) and keep the excess, which would be included in their estates to the extent not spent.
The independent or predictor variables were the four previously described organizational factors suggested by Arches (1997): decision-making, labor processes, bureaucratization, and the extent to which participants perceive burnout to be a private or public issue.
Vasari was obviously wrong about many things, and may have distorted others; his unusually harsh criticism of Pontormo is certainly curious, but a question remains as to what extent Vasari is expressing deeply-felt convictions or true animosities, and to what extent he deliberately and cynically slandered his rivals in order to solidify his professional position.
Congress should seize this opportunity to answer for itself the fundamental questions that have been raised over the extent to which the Clean Water Act which sprung from its chambers confers federal jurisdiction to protect the nation's waters.
Some of the dimensions that can be measured by researchers are the extent of two-way communication, the extent of problem posing, and the extent of joint discovery of the reality.
To a large extent, those outflows were related to mergers and acquisitions reflecting the efforts of euro area companies to reach the "critical mass" to become a global player, to gain access to innovations, for example in computer technology or bioscience, and to get a foothold in the perceived "New Economy" of the United States.
ROSAMOND - Soil samples will tell state officials the extent of lead contamination at a defunct auto salvage yard.