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Definitions of extension

  1. an addition that extends a main building
  2. 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"
  3. an addition to the length of something
  4. 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"
  5. act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; " extension of the program to all in need"
  6. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
  7. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  8. amount or degree or range to which something extends; " the wire has an extension of 50 feet"
  9. the spreading of something ( a belief or practice) into new regions
  10. 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"
  11. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  12. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
  13. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  14. The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
  15. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  16. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; - correlative of intension.
  17. The act of reaching or stretching out; the state of being lengthened; enlargement.
  18. 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.
  19. Act of extending; enlargement; prolongation; quality of occupying space.
  20. The act of extending; extent.
  21. An annex; addition.
  22. The property of occupying space.
  23. 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.
  24. The act of enlarging or stretching out; enlargement; an essential property of bodies, because they must occupy a part of space however small.
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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
  3. There is no danger that an extension of the Forest laws should be the chosen mode of oppression in this age. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. It is open to all; full of flowers and fruits that all can enjoy; and it only depends on his own choice and his own literary and intellectual powers whether his prelections shall take actual rank as literature with the very best of that other literature, with the whole of which, by custom, as an extension from poetry, he is at liberty to deal. – Matthew Arnold by George Saintsbury
  5. She frowned at a piece of toast and ate it very slowly, as though she wished to convey the impression that the process hurt her more than it hurt the toast; but no extension of hospitality on Clovis's behalf rose to her lips. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  6. Feudalism was as much opposed to the establishment of general order as to the extension of general liberty. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  7. This most valuable effort, for which the Board of Agriculture deserves the thanks of all, is surely capable of very great extension. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  8. But how is this proved by the extension of the analogy? – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  9. Then I say 'go'; which means that I'd like to go- on to the end of the extension. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  10. " It can not be urged," said he, " that the proposed extension of suffrage in the District of Columbia is necessary to enable persons of color to protect either their interests or their rights." – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  11. Taking, now, the tape- measure from the nearest point of the trunk to the peg, as before, and continuing the extension in a straight line to the distance of fifty feet, a spot was indicated, removed, by several yards, from the point at which we had been digging. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  12. It tends to produce inquiry, and that will, probably, in its turn, lead rather to a reduction than an extension of your privileges. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  13. 11; rendered glorious by its extension over the heathen, ver. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  14. There's a little matter on now, about an extension of the Truro Railroad to Harwich, which wouldn't interest you, but you can't conceive what a nuisance it has been to watch that House day and night, as I've had to. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. We have later to return to the fuller discussion of this extension. – Lectures on Stellar Statistics by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  16. The sense of feeling can, indeed, give us a notion of extension. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. She even joined in the entreaties which, on their way home, he made with evident earnestness, for an extension of their visit to a month. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  18. On January 8th, 1860, the men of the companies of the 1st West India Regiment stationed at Nassau specially distinguished themselves at an alarming fire that there broke out at Fort Charlotte, and the following Garrison Order was published on the subject: Lieutenant- Colonel Bourchier takes the earliest opportunity in his power of expressing his thanks to Major R. D'O. Fletcher, the officers, the non- commissioned officers, and the men of the 1st West India Regiment, for the prompt manner in which they turned out and lent their efforts to avert the extension of the late fire at Fort Charlotte. – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis
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