ex·​ten·​si·​ble ik-ˈsten(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce extensible (audio)
: capable of being extended
extensibility noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These lessons are extensible far beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Megan Ranney, CNN, 16 Dec. 2022 The Mac is Apple's most powerful, extensible computing platform, both in hardware and software. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 26 Oct. 2022 If one direction feels limited or stiff, then your goal is to condition it through movement and for your end-range stretch to become hydrated and extensible. Esther Smith, Outside Online, 9 Aug. 2022 Yet, to plug these solutions into the existing business as value-adds for customers, a modern, extensible platform is needed. Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Qiskit is an open-source, modular, and extensible quantum programming framework. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Then there’s extensible access control markup language (XACML), which is an authorization standard that addresses fine-grain access at run time, not managing policies across multicloud environments. Gerry Gebel, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Microsoft Teams has built an extensible full-stack that engages its entire software and infrastructure ecosystem to bring work into a single pane of glass in most instances. Daniel Newman, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 That’s a testament to its flexible fabric that delivers a solid, extensible architecture for solving emerging use cases. Craig Connors, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extensible was in 1603

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“Extensible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extensible. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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ex·​ten·​si·​ble ik-ˈsten(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce extensible (audio)
: able to be extended
extensibility noun

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