Meaning of EXTENSIVE in English


adj.1 covering a large area in space or time.

2 having a wide scope; far-reaching, comprehensive (an extensive knowledge of music).

3 Agriculture involving cultivation from a large area, with a minimum of special resources (cf. INTENSIVE).


extensively adv. extensiveness n.

Etymology: F extensif -ive or LL extensivus (as EXTENSION)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.