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Meaning & Definition of Extensive in English

English

Extensive

/ɪkstɛnsɪv/

adjective

1. Large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

  • "An extensive roman settlement in northwest england"
  • "Extended farm lands"
  • "Surgeons with extended experience"
  • "They suffered extensive damage"
    synonym:
  • extensive
  • ,
  • extended

2. Broad in scope or content

  • "Across-the-board pay increases"
  • "An all-embracing definition"
  • "Blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
  • "An invention with broad applications"
  • "A panoptic study of soviet nationality"- t.g.winner
  • "Granted him wide powers"
    synonym:
  • across-the-board
  • ,
  • all-embracing
  • ,
  • all-encompassing
  • ,
  • all-inclusive
  • ,
  • blanket(a)
  • ,
  • broad
  • ,
  • encompassing
  • ,
  • extensive
  • ,
  • panoptic
  • ,
  • wide

3. Of agriculture

  • Increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor
  • "Producing wheat under extensive conditions"
  • "Agriculture of the extensive type"
    synonym:
  • extensive

Examples of using

His extensive knowledge surprises me.