Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an extensive manner, widely.
  • adv. To a great extent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. To a great extent; widely; largely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With regard to extension or extent.
  • In an extensive manner; widely; largely; to a great extent: as, a story extensively circulated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a widespread way

Etymologies

extensive +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ludwig Feuerbach uses the term extensively in a criti - cal sense, coupled with “empiricism” and “positivism,” to denote historical relativism and the uncritical acceptance of the world as it presents itself.

    HISTORICISM

  • I really blame Apple for this as the company has used the term extensively in reference to the servers used to allow its cult-like followers to synch information between their iPhones and personal computers.

    RCR Wireless News

  • With his interest in rhetoric and logic, it would have been surprising if he had not employed the term extensively For him, logos came to mean a thing’s definition, the conclusion to a syllogism, or the total proof of an argument.

    THE NAMES OF JESUS

  • She has explored Ireland extensively from the air piloting a Cessna plane, sometimes battling the severe Atlantic weather.

    Daphne Pochin Mould - famous writer/researcher « Cork Genealogist

  • The mistake we make when thinking about the effect immigrants have on our wages, says Giovanni Peri, an economist at the University of California at Davis who has studied the issue extensively, is that we imagine an economy where the number of jobs is fixed.

    The mega payoff of increased immigration is lost on the pols

  • Melanie Benjamin extensively researched Liddell's life and stuck close to her story.

    Reader reviews of Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin.

  • Immigration helps American-born workers, writes Ezra Klein: The mistake we make when thinking about the effect immigrants have on our wages, says Giovanni Peri, an economist at the University of California at Davis who has studied the issue extensively, is that we imagine an economy where the number of jobs is fixed.

    Wonkbook: Dems to lose votes in lame duck; Senate looks at outsourcing; Carol Browner out

  • Players now train extensively with weights year round.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Amphetamines Era

  • Drawing extensively from the writings of Cicero, Pliny, Quintilian, and Virgil, Alberti's treatise on the subject — in 1435 the first of its kind — is not circumscribed by the mathematical demonstrations of Euclid or Ptolemy.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Shifting from "I" to "you" or its variation, "your," he deployed the word extensively on his website, in his campaign materials, and especially, throughout his speeches.

    Jerry Weissman: Obama & "You" II

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