Meaning of EXTENSIVE in English

EXTENSIVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪkstensɪv ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Something that is extensive covers or includes a large physical area.

...an extensive tour of Latin America...

When built, the palace and its grounds were more extensive than the city itself.

ADJ

• ex‧ten‧sive‧ly

Mark, however, needs to travel extensively with his varied business interests.

ADV : ADV after v

2.

Something that is extensive covers a wide range of details, ideas, or items.

Developments in South Africa receive extensive coverage in The Sunday Telegraph...

The facilities available are very extensive.

ADJ

• ex‧ten‧sive‧ly

All these issues have been extensively researched in recent years.

ADV : ADV after v , ADV adj / -ed

3.

If something is extensive , it is very great.

The blast caused extensive damage, shattering the ground-floor windows...

The security forces have extensive powers of search and arrest...

ADJ

• ex‧ten‧sive‧ly

Hydrogen is used extensively in industry for the production of ammonia.

ADV : ADV after v , ADV -ed

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