Definition of Extensive

1. Adjective. Large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity. "They suffered extensive damage"

Exact synonyms: Extended
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Extend, Extensiveness

2. Adjective. Broad in scope or content. "Granted him wide powers"

3. Adjective. Of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor. "Agriculture of the extensive type"
Antonyms: Intensive

Definition of Extensive

1. a. 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.

Definition of Extensive

1. Adjective. In the nature of an extent, wide, widespread. ¹

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Definition of Extensive

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Literary usage of Extensive

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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"Some eight weeks after the accident Dr. Morton determined to apply extensive grafting after the method of Thiersch. The granulations were sterilized as well ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison (1901)
"There is no part pt the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowl- f pr. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"extensive tracts of land have been traversed by miners, and the southern and ... The extensive petroleum fields which are suspected to exist all along the ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"But the experience of the world from China to Britain, has exposed the vain attempt of fortifying an extensive tract of country.(44) An active enemy, ..."

5. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation by Charles Darwin (1864)
"... by changes of climate and of the level of the land, and by occasional means—Dispersal during the Glacial period co-extensive -with the world. ..."

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