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

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

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
Stephen Jay Gould

I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me.
Alan Alda

Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
Paul Theroux
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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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