from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of extending or the condition of being extended.
- noun The amount, degree, or range to which something extends or can extend.
- noun The act of straightening or extending a limb.
- noun The position assumed by an extended limb.
- noun A length of human or synthetic hair attached to the scalp or to strands of hair close to the scalp to add volume, length, or color.
- noun Medicine The application of traction to a fractured or dislocated limb to restore the normal position.
- noun An addition that increases the area, influence, operation, or contents of something.
- noun An additional telephone connected to a main line.
- noun An allowance of extra time, as for the repayment of a debt.
- noun The period of this extra time.
- noun The property of an object by which it occupies space.
- noun A program in a university, college, or school offering academic instruction to nontraditional students, such as working adults, who cannot attend classes at the usual place and time.
- noun A publicly funded program offering such instruction along with information on agriculture, home economics, and business.
- noun Computers A set of characters that follow a filename and are separated from it by a period, used to identify the kind of file.
- noun Logic The class of objects designated by a specific term or concept; denotation.
- noun Mathematics A set that includes a given and similar set as a subset.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of extending; a stretching or expanding.
- noun The state of being extended; enlargement; expansion; extent.
- noun In physics and metaphysics, continuous quantity of space; also, that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
- noun The character of having continuous quantity of any kind, as length of time, weight, etc.
- noun In logic, the totality of subjects of which a logical term is predicable.
- noun A grant of further time in which to do something which has been set down for a particular day.
- noun That by which something is extended or enlarged; particularly (in the United States), an addition to a house, usually at the rear, and not so high as the main building: as, a dining-room extension.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
- noun (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
- noun Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of
- noun the class or set of objects to which a term refers; -- contrasted with
intension, the logical specification which defines members of a class, being the set of attributes which are necessary and sufficient to recognize an object as a member of the class.
- noun (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
- noun (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from
- noun (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
- noun (Surg.) See under
- noun a table so constructed as to be readily extended or contracted in length.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
extendingor the state of being extended; a stretchingout; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
- noun That property of a
bodyby which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. " spatiotemporalextension")
- noun semantics Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; — correlative of
- noun banking, finance A written
engagementon the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
- noun medicine The
operationof stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
- noun weightlifting An
exercisein which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
- noun fencing A simple offensive
action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
- noun telecommunications A numerical
codeused to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
- noun computing A
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun amount or degree or range to which something extends
- noun an addition to the length of something
- noun a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
- noun an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English extensioun, from Old French extension, from Latin extēnsiō, extēnsiōn-, from extēnsus, past participle of extendere, to extend; see extend.]
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