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extensity

[ik-sten-si-tee] /ɪkˈstɛn sɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of having extension.
2.
Psychology. the attribute of sensation from which the perception of spatial extension is developed.
Origin of extensity
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin extēns(us) (see extensive) + -ity
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Examples from the Web for extensity
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  • Hence is derived the coloured presentation of Vision to which the character of extensity attaches.

  • Infinity is a relative term, and in fact, decreases in extensity in the proportion that the consciousness expands and comprehends.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Space, in its extensity, cannot transcend life; for it is the path which life makes in its out-coming, its manifestation.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • As the Thinker's consciousness expands the extensity of the manifested universe decreases.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Resistance to change of extensity: compressibility, porosity, adhesion, cohesion.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • extensity as an element in the complex of extension must be carefully distinguished from intensity.

  • The extensity of a sensation depends on the number of nerve endings stimulated.

    The Mind and Its Education

    George Herbert Betts
British Dictionary definitions for extensity

extensity

/ɪkˈstɛnsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(psychol) that part of sensory perception relating to the spatial aspect of objects
2.
(rare) the condition of being extensive or extended
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