1 having a large extent, area, scope, degree, etc.; vast
extensive deserts, an extensive inheritance
extensive coverage in the press
3 (Agriculture) involving or farmed with minimum expenditure of capital or labour, esp. depending on a large area of land
4 (Physics) of or relating to a property, measurement, etc., that is dependent on mass
heat is an extensive property Compare →
a of or relating to logical extension
b (of a definition) in terms of the objects to which the term applies rather than its meaning
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