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Extensive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Extensive'


  • Intensive and extensive properties: properties of materials and systems are often described as intensive and extensive properties. This classification relates to the dependency of the properties
  • Extensive farming: Extensive farming or extensive agriculture (as opposed to intensive farming) is an agricultural production system that uses small inputs of labor, fertilizers
  • Extensive-form game: An extensive-form game is a specification of a game in game theory, allowing (as the name suggests) explicit representation of a number of important aspects
  • Extensive growth: Extensive Growth, in economics, is based on the expansion of the quantity of inputs in order to increase the quantity of outputs, opposite to that of

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'Extensive' example sentence in quotations


* Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation. - Sydney Smith

* The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do. - Benjamin Disraeli

* Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe. - Herbert Clark Hoover


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Extensive Sample Sentences in News


  • More Extensive Drills Follow USS Miami Fire
    More extensive training implemented in wake of USS Miami fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Read more on this news related to 'Extensive'
  • Biden to hold 'extensive' discussions with Ukraine leaders in Kiev
    JC Finley WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Ukraine later this week as part of a multi-leg trip. Read more on this news related to 'Extensive'
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
    TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. Read more on this news related to 'Extensive'

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