What does extension mean?

Definitions for extension
ɪkˈstɛn ʃənex·ten·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extension(noun)

    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"

  2. extension(noun)

    act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

    "extension of the program to all in need"

  3. propagation, extension(noun)

    the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

  4. extension, extension service, university extension(noun)

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

  5. extension(noun)

    act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb

  6. extension, filename extension, file name extension(noun)

    a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename

    "most applications provide extensions for the files they create"; "most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"

  7. reference, denotation, extension(noun)

    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. extension(noun)

    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"

  9. extension, lengthiness, prolongation(noun)

    amount or degree or range to which something extends

    "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"

  10. extension, telephone extension, extension phone(noun)

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

  11. elongation, extension(noun)

    an addition to the length of something

  12. annex, annexe, extension, wing(noun)

    an addition that extends a main building

Wiktionary

  1. extension(Noun)

    The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.

  2. extension(Noun)

    That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")

  3. extension(Noun)

    Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.

  4. extension(Noun)

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

  5. extension(Noun)

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

  6. extension(Noun)

    An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.

  7. extension(Noun)

    A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.

  8. extension(Noun)

    A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.

  9. extension(Noun)

    A file extension.

    Files with the .txt extension usually contain text.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extension(verb)

    the act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion

    Etymology: [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.]

  2. Extension(verb)

    that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space

    Etymology: [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.]

  3. Extension(verb)

    capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension

    Etymology: [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.]

  4. Extension(verb)

    the operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line

    Etymology: [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.]

  5. Extension(verb)

    the straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion

    Etymology: [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.]

  6. Extension(verb)

    a written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt

    Etymology: [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Extension

    In kinesiology, extension is a movement of a joint that results in increased angle between two bones or body surfaces at a joint. Extension usually results in straightening of the bones or body surfaces involved. For example, extension is produced by extending the flexed elbow. Straightening of the arm would require extension at the elbow joint. If the head is tilted all the way back, the neck is said to be extended. In some anatomical muscle names, particularly with muscles of the forearm and the Cnemis, the term occurs explicitly as the second word in the Latin spelling of the name. While extension is a movement, the terms "extend" versus "flexed" refer to the final position of a body part with reference to the anatomical position of the body. For example, if an arm fully bent at the elbow is slightly extended, it will still be called "flexed" or "semiflexed", and will be called "extended" only upon complete straightening of the arm. The movement in the opposite directions is called flexion. Flexion decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at a joint, while extension increases it. With the foot, extension is usually called plantarflexion.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extension' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2926

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extension' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2849

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extension' in Nouns Frequency: #1076

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How to say extension in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extension in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of extension in a Sentence

  1. George Riebling:

    If you don't have an idea of what you're going to do to replace NATO AWACS, then the 'F' in Final Lifetime Extension Programme (FLEP) can't stand for final, there will be things we need to do to the NATO E-3A fleet to keep it flying past 2040.

  2. Zeid Ra'Ad Al Hussein:

    The deliberate starvation of people is unequivocally forbidden as a weapon of warfare. By extension, so are sieges, which deprive civilians of essential goods such as food. And yet over 450,000 people are currently trapped in besieged towns and villages in Syria -- and have been, in some cases, for years, food, medicine and other desperately-needed humanitarian aid is repeatedly obstructed. Thousands of people may have starved to death.

  3. President Donald Trump:

    In addition, as millions of Americans continue to complete their questionnaire online, the Census Bureau asked Congress for a 120-day extension. I don't know if you even have to ask them. This is called an act of God. This is called a situation that has to be -- they have to give it and I think 120 days isn't nearly enough.

  4. Behnaz Farahi:

    Caress of the Gaze refers to the 'haptic' quality of our gaze. It's taking something from invisible to visible, the idea for this project was really to create a garment that becomes an extension of our actual skin.

  5. Maya Rudolph:

    This is my SNL family so it is an extension of that, which couldn't make me happier, i feel so lucky to have the opportunity to get back together whenever we can.

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Translations for extension

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  • междуградска, разтягане, отсрочка, протягане, екстензияBulgarian
  • extensióCatalan, Valencian
  • extenzeCzech
  • Erweiterung, Verlängerung, Ausdehnung, DurchwahlGerman
  • گسترده شدن, گستردنPersian
  • ojennus, laajentaminen, ojentaminen, laajennusFinnish
  • extensionFrench
  • folíneIrish
  • leudachadhScottish Gaelic
  • fo-linneyManx
  • 延長, 内線, 猶予, 拡大, 伸展, ストレッチ, 限度, 拡張, 牽引, 範囲, 延期Japanese
  • utviding, utvidelseNorwegian
  • uitbreiding, toestel, achtervoegsel, verlenging, toestelnummer, extensieDutch
  • utvidingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • ସମ୍ପ୍ରସାରଣOriya
  • rozciągłośćPolish
  • extensãoPortuguese
  • întindere, extensie de fișier, extensie, prefix telefonic, extindereRomanian
  • продление, расширениеRussian

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