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Meaning of extension by Wiktionary Dictionary

extension


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪkˈstɛnʃən/, X-SAMPA: /Ik"stEnS@n/
    • Hyphenation: ex‧ten‧sion

    Noun

    extension ( plural: extensions )

    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. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space ( or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension" )
    3. ( semantics ) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; — correlative of intension.
    4. ( banking, finance ) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt .
    5. ( medicine ) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line .
    6. ( weightlifting ) An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance .
    7. ( fencing ) A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward .
    8. ( telecommunications ) A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network .
    9. ( computing ) A file extension .
      Files with the .txt extension usually contain text .

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Explanation of extension by Wordnet Dictionary

extension


    Noun
    1. act of expanding in scope

    2. extension of the program to all in need
    3. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb

    4. an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students

    5. an addition that extends a main building

    6. an addition to the length of something

    7. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line

    8. amount or degree or range to which something extends

    9. the wire has an extension of 50 feet
    10. the ability to raise the working leg high in the air

    11. the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension
      good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability
    12. the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

    13. the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos
    14. the spreading of something ( a belief or practice ) into new regions

    15. a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters

    16. most applications provide extensions for the files they create
      most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS
    17. a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt

    18. they applied for an extension of the loan


    Definition of extension by GCIDE Dictionary

    extension


    1. Extension 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 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.

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

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

      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.