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Meaning of EXTENSION

Pronunciation:  ik'stenshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; "extension of the program to all in need"
  2. [n]  act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
  3. [n]  an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students
  4. [n]  an addition that extends a main building
  5. [n]  an addition to the length of something
  6. [n]  an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  7. [n]  amount or degree or range to which something extends; "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"
  8. [n]  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"
  9. [n]  the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
  10. [n]  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"

EXTENSION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: annex, annexe, denotation, elongation, extension phone, extension service, lengthiness, prolongation, propagation, reference, telephone extension, university extension, wing
 Antonyms: flexion, flexure
 See Also: addition, airing, building, delay, dissemination, edifice, education, educational activity, ell, enlargement, expansion, extension course, hold, hyperextension, improver, instruction, longness, meaning, pedagogy, phone, postponement, public exposure, spread, spreading, spreading, stretch, stretching, substance, teaching, telephone, telephone set, time lag, wait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ten"sion\, n. [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See
{Extend}, v. t.]
1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a
   stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of
   length; increase; augmentation; expansion.

2. (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a
   portion of space.

3. (Logic & Metaph.) Capacity of a concept or general term to
   include a greater or smaller number of objects; --
   correlative of intension.

         The law is that the intension of our knowledge is in
         the inverse ratio of its extension.   --Sir W.

         The extension of [the term] plant is greater than
         that of geranium, because it includes more objects.

4. (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to
   bring the fragments into the same straight line.

5. (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction
   from flexion.

6. (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor,
   allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.

{Counter extension}. (Surg.) See under {Counter}.

{Extension table}, a table so constructed as to be readily
   extended or contracted in length.

Computing Dictionary

1. filename extension.

2. A feature or piece of code which extends a program's functionality, e.g. a plug-in.

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