extensional extensional


  • (adj) defining a word by listing the class of entities to which the word correctly applies


  1. Count Alfred calls it "a non-Aristotelian system," describes it as "a new extensional discipline which explains and trains us how to use our nervous systems most efficiently.
  2. Co-workers who must face a know-it-all should do their homework carefully, and instead of arguing, ask "extensional" questions, such as "How will this approach work with our five .



  • "Some of the issues being debated and discussed are extensional issues related to the future of Iraq, future generations," Zebari said. "We must get them right instead of, you know, forcing them by certain timetable and soon."
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: Bloomberg

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decadent decadent
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