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Meaning of EXTENSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'stensiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); "she took copious notes"; "extensive press coverage"; "a subject of voluminous legislation"
  2. [adj]  having broad range or effect; "had extensive press coverage"; "far-reaching changes in the social structure"; "sweeping reforms"
  3. [adj]  great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection"
  4. [adj]  large in spatial extent or range; "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"
  5. [adj]  of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor; "producing wheat under extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type"
 

EXTENSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: abundant, big, comprehensive, considerable, copious, extended, far-reaching, large, sweeping, voluminous, wide
 
 Antonyms: intensive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*ten"sive\, a. [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See
{Extend}.]
1. Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded;
   large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm;
   an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations;
   extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.

2. Capable of being extended. [Obs.]

         Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which
         is most extensive under the hammer.   --Boyle.

 
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