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Definition of Extensive

Extensive

  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.

Extensive Quotations

The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the state governments, in times of peace and security.
James Madison

From the top of a high rock, I obtained a good few of the most extensive and dreary wilderness I ever beheld. It chilled the heart to gaze on these barrens of Labrador. Indeed, I now dread every change of harbor, so horridly rugged and dangerous is the whole coast and country to the eye, and to the experienced man either of the sea or the land.
John James Audubon

Attempts have been made from a study of the changes produced by mutation to obtain the relative order of the bases within various triplets, but my own view is that these are premature until there is more extensive and more reliable data on the composition of the triplets.
Francis Crick

It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
Francis Parkman

I have an extensive library - every birthday when I was a kid my parents would ask what movie or book I wanted, so I have built up a big collection over the years.
Mark Bridges
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Extensive Translations

extensive in Afrikaans is uitgestrek
extensive in Dutch is uitgebreid, omvangrijk, veelomvattend
extensive in Finnish is avara
extensive in German is umfangreich, ausgiebig
extensive in Italian is sostanzioso, vasto
extensive in Latin is latus
extensive in Norwegian is utstrakt, vid, omfattende
extensive in Portuguese is extensivo
extensive in Spanish is extensivo, copioso
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