how to pronounce extensive


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extensive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of extensive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… includes an extensive security includes …”

meanings of extensive


  1. Serving to extend or lengthen; characterized by extension.
  2. Having a combined system entropy that equals the sum of the entropies of the independent systems.
  3. Considerable in amount.
  4. Having a great extent; covering a large area; vast.

extensive frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word extensive occurs in english on average 15.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics extensive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that extensive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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