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extension

noun (n)

  • a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt (noun.time)
    Example:
    They applied for an extension of the loan.
    source: wordnet30
  • act of expanding in scope; making more widely available (noun.act)
    Example:
    Extension of the program to all in need.
    source: wordnet30
  • the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions (noun.communication)
    Synonym: propagation
    source: wordnet30
  • an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb (noun.act)
    Antonym: flexion, flexure
    source: wordnet30
  • a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Most applications provide extensions for the files they create.
    Most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS.
    source: wordnet30
  • the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos.
    source: wordnet30
  • the ability to raise the working leg high in the air (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The dancer was praised for her uncanny extension.
    Good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability.
    source: wordnet30
  • amount or degree or range to which something extends (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The wire has an extension of 50 feet.
    source: wordnet30
  • an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an addition to the length of something (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: elongation
    source: wordnet30
  • an addition that extends a main building (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: annex, annexe, wing
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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