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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extensive  \Ex*ten"sive\,  a.  [L.  extensivus:  cf  F.  extensif  See 
  {Extend}.] 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  Silver  beaters  choose  the  finest  coin,  as  that  which 
  is  most  extensive  under  the  hammer.  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extensive 
  adj  1:  large  in  extent  or  range;  "an  extensive  Roman  settlement  in 
  northwest  England";  "extended  farm  lands"  [syn:  {extended}] 
  2:  having  broad  range  or  effect;  "had  extensive  press 
  coverage";  "far-reaching  changes  in  the  social  structure"; 
  "sweeping  reforms"  [syn:  {far-reaching},  {sweeping}] 
  3:  large  in  number  or  quantity;  "she  took  copious  notes"; 
  "extensive  press  coverage"  [syn:  {copious}] 
  4:  great  in  range  or  scope;  "an  extended  vocabulary";  "surgeons 
  with  extended  experience";  "extensive  examples  of  picture 
  writing";  "suffered  extensive  damage";  "a  wide  selection" 
  [syn:  {extended},  {wide}] 
  5:  of  agriculture;  increasing  productivity  by  using  large  areas 
  with  minimal  outlay  and  labor;  "producing  wheat  under 
  extensive  conditions";  "agriculture  of  the  extensive  type" 
  [ant:  {intensive}] 




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