Definition of protensive in English:

protensive

adjective

Philosophy
  • Extending in time; having duration; continuing, lasting, enduring.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Flavell (?1630–1691), Presbyterian minister and religious writer. From classical Latin prōtēns-, past participial stem of prōtendere protend + -ive.

Pronunciation

protensive

/prə(ʊ)ˈtɛnsɪv/