from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the degree or property of being extensive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being extensive; wideness; largeness; extent; diffusiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being extensive.
  • n. The capacity of being extended; extensibility.
  • n. Same as extensity.

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

  • n. large or extensive in breadth or importance or comprehensiveness


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  • But they are not always fully tuned in to the magnitude of those suspicions or the extensiveness of the target's efforts to learn the truth.

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  • He's extremely grateful for the private medical insurance that paid for the very expensive medical care that saved his life and just as grateful for the Medicare that kicked in just in time as the cost and extensiveness of his great medical care exhausted his private medical insurance.

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  • The lack of high privacy settings coupled with the extensiveness of networks among Egyptian activists means that it is relatively easy for the government to track developments and planning on Facebook.

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  • Now, there's a subway system, but it's limited to where you can go so it lacks the extensiveness of NYC's subway or Chicago's L. S_Rose

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  • "You ought to think about the extensiveness, context and content of your social network--and I don't mean your billion Facebook friends," he explains.

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  • "The vast extensiveness of my area becomes painfully apparent."

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  • The Kalachakra initiation consists of many different individual empowerments and, depending on how many are included, a Kalachakra master can confer the overall initiation on three levels of extensiveness.

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  • On the first level of extensiveness, the master only imparts the seven of entering like a child.

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  • When some classical Tibetan texts state that Kalachakra is the pinnacle of all tantras, their praise is due to the extensiveness and clarity of the Kalachakra material, not the resultant stage achieved through its practice.

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  • We tend to muddle two kinds of importance together: importance in the historical network of causes and effects (extensiveness of influence) and importance relative to the full potential of the genre (comparative excellence as a thing of its kind), and you're right that we shouldn't.



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