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Definitions of extension

  1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; - correlative of intension. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. an addition that extends a main building Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt; "they applied for an extension of the loan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; "extension of the program to all in need" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. amount or degree or range to which something extends; "the wire has an extension of 50 feet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the ability to raise the working leg high in the air; "the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension"; "good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. The act of reaching or stretching out; the state of being lengthened; enlargement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The act of extending or stretching: the state of being extended; enlargement; expansion: in physics and metaph. that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space; extension is an essential as well as a general property of matter, for it is impossible to form a conception of matter, however minute may be the particle, without connecting with it the idea of its having a certain bulk and occupying a certain quantity of space; every body, however small, must have length, breadth, and thickness-that is, it must possess the property of extension; figure or form is the result of extension, for we cannot conceive that a body has length, breadth, and thickness, without its having some kind of figure, however irregular: in surg. the act of pulling the broken part of a limb in a direction from the trunk, in order to bring the ends of the bone into their natural situation: in comm. a written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt: in logic, the extent of the application of a general term, that is, the objects collectively which are included under it; sphere; compass; thus, the word figure is more extensive than triangle, circle, parallelogram, etc.; European more extensive than French, Frenchman, German, etc. Matter and mind are the most extensive terms of which any definite conception can be formed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Act of extending; enlargement; prolongation; quality of occupying space. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The act of extending; extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. An annex; addition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The property of occupying space. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The act of extending; the state of being extended; enlargement in breadth or continuation in length; that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space in each of its three dimensions-length, breadth, and thickness; a written engagement on the part of creditors, allowing a debtor further time for the payment of his debts; the operation of straightening a limb that has been bent or dislocated; the range of the application of a term, in contrast to its comprehension. See Extend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The act of enlarging or stretching out; enlargement; an essential property of bodies, because they must occupy a part of space however small. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for extension

  1. There were the arrangements to be made for the Funeral, and for the extension of hospitality to relatives and friends who came from a distance to attend it. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. In truth, as you know, the case is even more gross than I have supposed it, because the most important case of this extension was that in which a portion of Bessarabia was handed back to Russia. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
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