Definition of Exhaustive

1. Adjective. Performed comprehensively and completely. "Thoroughgoing research"

Exact synonyms: Thorough, Thoroughgoing
Similar to: Complete
Derivative terms: Thoroughness



Definition of Exhaustive

1. a. Serving or tending to exhaust; exhibiting all the facts or arguments; as, an exhaustive method.

Definition of Exhaustive

1. Adjective. Including every possible element. ¹

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Definition of Exhaustive

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Exhaustive

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"It may be noticed that if two terms are exhaustive but not exclusive, their negatives are exclusive but not exhaustive. Thus within the field of number, ..."

2. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"If there be any thing new and original in this work, it is to the exhaustive method so often aimed at that I am indebted for it. It will, therefore, be no ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1883)
"Each volume of this extensive undertaking is complete in itself. and contains numerous illustrations and an exhaustive index. It is published in handy ..."

4. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"It may be noticed that if two terms are exhaustive but not exclusive, their negatives are exclusive but not exhaustive. Thus within the field of number, ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1889)
"... was transferred from the king and council exhaustive. to the great courts of law and equity on the one hand, and the virtual control of the legislative, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"This memoir is a fine example of the thoroughness of his work, giving us an exhaustive review of the Permian types the world over, which are remotely ..."

7. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"Mr. Webster's "Four exhaustive Propositions."—The True Interpretation of the Present Struggle of the South.—The Northern Idea of the Sovereignty of Numbers. ..."

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