extensional

adjective
ex·​ten·​sion·​al | \ ik-ˈstench-nəl How to pronounce extensional (audio) , -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 How to pronounce extensionality (audio) \ noun
extensionally \ ik-​ˈstench-​nə-​lē How to pronounce extensionally (audio) , -​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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