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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·ten·sive /ɪkˈstɛn(t)sɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ten·sive a.
 1. Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.
 2. Capable of being extended. [Obs.]
    Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most extensive under the hammer.   --Boyle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: large in spatial extent or range; "an extensive Roman
             settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm
             lands" [syn: extended]
      2: having broad range or effect; "had extensive press
         coverage"; "far-reaching changes in the social structure";
         "sweeping reforms" [syn: far-reaching, sweeping]
      3: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); "she
         took copious notes"; "extensive press coverage"; "a
         subject of voluminous legislation" [syn: copious, voluminous]
      4: great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons
         with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture
         writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection"
         [syn: extended, wide]
      5: of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas
         with minimal outlay and labor; "producing wheat under
         extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type"
         [ant: intensive]