Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of extending or the condition of being extended.
  • n. The amount, degree, or range to which something extends or can extend: The wire has an extension of 50 feet.
  • n. The act of straightening or extending a limb.
  • n. The position assumed by an extended limb.
  • n. Medicine The application of traction to a fractured or dislocated limb to restore the normal position.
  • n. An addition that increases the area, influence, operation, or contents of something: an extension for the vacuum cleaner; built a new extension onto the hospital wing.
  • n. An additional telephone connected to a main line.
  • n. An allowance of extra time, as for the repayment of a debt.
  • n. The period of this extra time: three months' extension on the loan.
  • n. The property of an object by which it occupies space.
  • n. A program in a university, college, or school that offers instruction, as by television or correspondence, to persons unable to attend at the usual time or in the usual place.
  • n. Logic The class of objects designated by a specific term or concept; denotation.
  • n. Mathematics A set that includes a given and similar set as a subset.
  • n. Computer Science A set of characters that follow a filename and are separated from it by a period, used to identify the kind of file: In most operating systems, file names having the extension .EXE are executable files.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  • n. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  • n. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; — correlative of intension.
  • n. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  • n. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  • n. An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
  • n. A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
  • n. A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
  • n. A file extension.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  • n. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
  • n.
  • n. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  • n. The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
  • n. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of extending; a stretching or expanding.
  • n. The state of being extended; enlargement; expansion; extent.
  • n. In physics and metaphysics, continuous quantity of space; also, that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
  • n. The character of having continuous quantity of any kind, as length of time, weight, etc.
  • n. In logic, the totality of subjects of which a logical term is predicable.
  • n. A grant of further time in which to do something which has been set down for a particular day.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. amount or degree or range to which something extends
  • n. an addition to the length of something
  • n. a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
  • n. an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
  • n. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
  • n. a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename
  • n. an addition that extends a main building
  • n. act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
  • n. the ability to raise the working leg high in the air
  • n. the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
  • n. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  • n. the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

Etymologies

Middle English extensioun, from Old French extension, from Latin extēnsiō, extēnsiōn-, from extēnsus, past participle of extendere, to extend; see extend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • When you can't pay your debt obigations without doing it with borrowed money, you're asking for a term extension, which is a default.

  • My only interest in extension is that they complete the task for which they were originally designed: assemble a long-term space laboratory.

    Hints of A Shuttle Extension Appear - NASA Watch

  • Thanks again for your prompt and thoughtful response and good luck to Ms Lucas and the Green Party in opposing the term extension directive.

    B2fxxx

  • Ray CorriganSharon Bowles, who is a patent lawyer, sits on the parliament's legislative affairs JURI committee, which is considering the term extension proposal this week, and is planning to put forward some amendments.

    B2fxxx

  • I would just round off by summarising why I'm opposed to the term extension directive:

    B2fxxx

  • With respect to the term extension for new works, the present value of the additional cost is small, just as the present value of incremental benefits is small.

    Archive 2008-08-24

  • (The term extension is usually applied to it in what manner soever considered.) 4.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • She said the UN Security Council will look for a clear request from the government of Nepal based on consensus among the parties for the term extension beyond Sept. 15.

    Ekantipur News | Top Stories

  • The civil society champions, during their meeting with the political leaders, laid stress on the term extension saying that the nation may face constitutional vacuum after May 28.

    Ekantipur News | Top Stories

  • The label extension claim will also be submitted in Europe and elsewhere, the drugmaker said.

    Reuters: Top News

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  • The word EXTENSION can be rearranged into the words ONE, TEN, and SIX.

    String together the numbers 1, 10, and 6 and you get 1106.

    Add them and you get 17.

    The word EXTENSIVELY can be rearranged into the words SIXTY and ELEVEN.

    String together the numbers 60 and 11 and you get 6011.

    Add them and you get 71.

    --futilitycloset.com

    March 31, 2009