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.
  2. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
  3. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  4. The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
  5. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  6. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; - correlative of intension.
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; " extension of the program to all in need"
  10. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
  11. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  12. amount or degree or range to which something extends; " the wire has an extension of 50 feet"
  13. 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"
  14. The act of reaching or stretching out; the state of being lengthened; enlargement.
  15. 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.
  16. Act of extending; enlargement; prolongation; quality of occupying space.
  17. The act of extending; extent.
  18. An annex; addition.
  19. The property of occupying space.
  20. 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.
  21. 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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