Definition of extensional in US English:



  • See extension

    • ‘These techniques change the performance profile of the function, without affecting its extensional meaning.’
    • ‘It is proposed that evaporite dissolution led to the collapse of the weakly lithified overburden, and this deformed with a series of concentric extensional faults.’
    • ‘Bent specimens show folds on the compressional but not the extensional side, indicating that walls were originally flexible.’
    • ‘The range was formed in the extensional environment associated with the Mesozoic and Cenozoic breakup of Gondwanaland.’
    • ‘On the island of Ikaria in the eastern Aegean Sea, a low-angle extensional ductile shear zone and two associated brittle detachment faults are well exposed.’