from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of having extension or being extensive.
- n. A specific degree or range of extension.
- n. The attribute of sensation that enables one to perceive space or size.
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- n. The state of being extensive or of having extension
- n. The degree to which something is extensive
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That kind or element of sensation from which the perception of extension is developed.
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And not only the extensity, but the intensity of God's love is made plain by the little adverb "so," — God so loved the world, in spite of its wickedness, that He gave His only begotten
If sonorous undulations excited vibration in every resistant object of the environment they would undoubtedly come to arrange themselves in an order resembling the extensity suggested by Vision, though the slower rate of transmission of sound would detract from the practical simultaneity in the effect which, as we have seen, largely accounts for the perception of visual extensity.
Vision to which the character of extensity attaches.
Shakespeare's knowledge was not only thus universal in being a knowledge of general groups and laws, but also in respect of its extensity.
This perception, if we look to its origin, may turn out to be primitive; no doubt the feeling of "crude extensity" is an original sensation; every inference, association, and distinction is a thing that looms up suddenly before the mind, and the nature and actuality of which is a datum of what -- to indicate its irresistible immediacy and indescribability -- we may well call sense.
And again, the effect of extensity is never long satisfactory unless it is superinduced upon some material beauty; the dignity of great hangings would suffer if they were not of damask, but of cotton, and the vast smoothness of the sky would grow oppressive if it were not of so tender a blue.
This material consists in certain general aspects of sensation -- its extensity, its pulsation, its distribution into related parts.
-- Sensations differ from each other in at least four respects; namely, _quality_, _intensity_, _extensity_, and
The extensity of a sensation depends on the number of nerve endings stimulated.
By _extensity_ is meant the space-differences of sensations.