Definitions

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 intension.
  • 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 flexion.
  • noun (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  • noun (Surg.) See under Counter.
  • 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 extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  • noun That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  • noun semantics Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; — correlative of intension.
  • noun banking, finance A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  • noun medicine The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  • noun weightlifting An exercise in 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 code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
  • noun computing A file extension.

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

Etymologies

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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  • 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