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extensity

[ik-sten-si-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality of having extension.
  2. Psychology. the attribute of sensation from which the perception of spatial extension is developed.
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Origin of extensity

1825–35; < Latin extēns(us) (see extensive) + -ity
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Examples from the Web for extensity

Historical Examples

  • Hence is derived the coloured presentation of Vision to which the character of extensity attaches.

    Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge

    Alexander Philip

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for extensity

extensity

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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