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Dictionary definition for: Extensive

1. (s) large in spatial extent or range; "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England" "extended farm lands"

2. (s) having broad range or effect; "had extensive press coverage" "far-reaching changes in the social structure" "sweeping reforms"

3. (s) large in number or quantity (especially of discourse) "she took copious notes" "extensive press coverage" "a subject of voluminous legislation"

4. (s) great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary" "surgeons with extended experience" "extensive examples of picture writing" "suffered extensive damage" "a wide selection"

5. (a) of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor; "producing wheat under extensive conditions" "agriculture of the extensive type"

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