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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"The software is extensible, that is what I like," he says.
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.
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.
FORTH: This was a interesting language described as "extensible".
Microsoft is hinting at a sort of "extensible" framework, where developers might be able to augment these task hubs instead of compete with them.
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.
The protocol was designed to be both generalized and extensible, meaning it could be used to retrieve a variety of usage reports.
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.