extensional

adjective
ex·ten·sion·al | \ik-ˈstench-nəl, -ˈsten(t)-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of extensional 

1 : of, relating to, or marked by extension specifically : denotative

2 : concerned with objective reality

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Other Words from extensional

extensionality \ik-ˌsten(t)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē \ noun
extensionally \ik-ˈstench-nə-lē, -ˈsten(t)-shə-nᵊl-ē \ adverb

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Continental rifting requires the existence of extensional forces great enough to break the lithosphere. Lucia Perez Diaz, CNN, "Big crack evidence East Africa could be splitting in two," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of extensional

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of extensional was in 1647

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