ex·​ten·​si·​ble | \ ik-ˈsten(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce extensible (audio) \

Definition of extensible

: capable of being extended

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Other Words from extensible

extensibility \ ik-​ˌsten(t)-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce extensibility (audio) \ noun

Examples of extensible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web WeChat, for example, is a messaging platform that uses extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to exchange data between the users. Kristina Libby, Popular Mechanics, "How Jeff Bezos Got Hacked on WhatsApp—and How It Could Happen to You," 26 Jan. 2020 Highly hydrated and runny, poolish can be used quickly and produces a less elastic, more extensible dough and open crumb—ideal in baguettes and country-style breads. Stephen Jones & Stacy Adimando, Saveur, "The Bread Lover’s Guide to Raising Your Own Sourdough Starter," 30 Sep. 2016 For example, WeChat uses extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to exchange data between the users. Kristina Libby, Popular Mechanics, "How SMS Works—and Why You Shouldn’t Use It Anymore," 14 Nov. 2019 In practical terms, this means that Winston goes for the glitz by devoting all his promotional skills to Elastigirl, with her iridescent suit and endlessly extensible limbs. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Incredibles 2’ Review: Settling for Less," 14 June 2018 Either way, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos should feel a bit tense today facing new competition from an extensible device that also does e-books and can be had for less than the price of a DX Kindle. Eliot Van Buskirk, WIRED, "Can Apple’s iPad Save the Media After All?," 27 Jan. 2010

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First Known Use of extensible

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Extensible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extensible. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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