Origin of extensive
Examples from the Web for extensiveness
Thus lighting is productive of moods and illusions ranging from the mystery of crowding darkness to the extensiveness of outdoors.
The aesthetic effect of extensiveness is also entirely different from that of particular shapes.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
We have nothing like the French stage in the suddenness and extensiveness of the popularity it gives men.
For example, a large interior flooded with light from concealed sources has the airiness and extensiveness of outdoors.
The extensiveness of this domestic establishment frightened her a little at first.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
British Dictionary definitions for extensiveness
- of or relating to logical extension
- (of a definition) in terms of the objects to which the term applies rather than its meaning
Word Origin and History for extensiveness
"vast, far-reaching;" c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from Late Latin extensivus, from extens-, past participle stem of Latin extendere (see extend). Earlier in a medical sense, "characterized by swelling" (early 15c.). Related: Extensively; extensiveness.