to an extent

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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Examples include the Florida State Center for Library Automation and, to an extent, OhioLINK Many large multibranch public libraries also use systems of this type.