from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being extended or protruded: an extensible tongue; extensible tables.
  • adj. Computer Science Of or relating to a programming language or a system that can be modified by changing or adding features.

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  • adj. Capable of being extended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being extended, whether in length or breadth; susceptible of enlargement; extensible; extendible; -- the opposite of contractible or compressible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being extended; admitting of being stretched in length or breadth; susceptible of enlargement or expansion.
  • In zoology, capable of being thrust out; extensile; protrusile.

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

  • adj. capable of being protruded or stretched or opened out


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  • "The software is extensible, that is what I like," he says.

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  • A graphical user interface for displaying hierarchical data, such as extensible markup language (XML) data, in hypertext markup language (HTML) format in a convenient and efficient manner.

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  • It's very extensible, meaning you can download all sorts of very useful and often fun add-ons to add functionality to the base browser.

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  • FORTH: This was a interesting language described as "extensible".

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  • Microsoft is hinting at a sort of "extensible" framework, where developers might be able to augment these task hubs instead of compete with them.

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  • It's called an "extensible" markup language because anyone can invent a particular set of markup for a particular purpose and as long as everyone uses it (the writer and an application program at the receiver's end), it can be adapted and used for many purposes - including, as it happens, describing the appearance of a Web page.

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  • The protocol was designed to be both generalized and extensible, meaning it could be used to retrieve a variety of usage reports.

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  • THE World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body that leads the development of technical standards for the web, usually concerns itself with nerdy matters such as extensible mark-up languages and cascading style sheets.

  • Much like Firefox, Pidgin is open and extensible, meaning you can add your own improved functionality and tools to Pidgin by simply installing a plug-in (like one of these 10 must-have Pidgin plug-ins.) (See the Hive Five Best Instant Messengers for more options.)

  • Like Firefox, Songbird is extensible, meaning that users can customise the look, feel, and features of Songbird to their heart’s content.

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