extensive

[ik-sten-siv]
adjective
1.
of great extent; wide; broad: an extensive area.
2.
covering or extending over a great area: extensive travels.
3.
far-reaching; comprehensive; thorough: extensive knowledge.
4.
lengthy: an extensive journey.
5.
great in amount, number, or degree: an extensive fortune; extensive political influence.
6.
of or having extension: Space is extensive, time durational.
7.
noting or pertaining to a system of agriculture involving the use or cultivation of large areas of land with a minimum of labor and expense (opposed to intensive ).

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin extēnsīvus, equivalent to Latin extēns(us) (past participle of extendere to extend) + -īvus -ive

extensively, adverb
extensiveness, extensivity [ek-sten-siv-i-tee, ik-] , noun
nonextensive, adjective
nonextensively, adverb
nonextensiveness, noun
preextensive, adjective
preextensively, adverb


1. extended, large, spacious, ample, vast.


1, 3. limited, narrow, confined. 3. parochial.
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extensive (ɪkˈstɛnsɪv)
 
adj
1.  having a large extent, area, scope, degree, etc; vast: extensive deserts; an extensive inheritance
2.  widespread: extensive coverage in the press
3.  agriculture Compare intensive involving or farmed with minimum expenditure of capital or labour, esp depending on a large area of land
4.  physics Compare intensive of or relating to a property, measurement, etc, of a macroscopic system that is proportional to the size of the system: heat is an extensive property
5.  logic
 a.  of or relating to logical extension
 b.  (of a definition) in terms of the objects to which the term applies rather than its meaning
 
ex'tensively
 
adv
 
ex'tensiveness
 
n

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extensive
"vast, far-reaching;" c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from L.L. extensivus, from extensus, pp. of extendere (see extend). Related: Extensively.
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Example sentences
However, because of their extensive use and long half-life, human exposure
  remains widespread.
The orchestration of this extensive undertaking was definitely a team effort.
There are wonderful pine woods, and very extensive ranges of meadow land.
They built extensive cities and the structures that preceded the modern pyramid
  (more accurately called a temple mound).
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