What does extension mean?

Definitions for extension
ɪkˈstɛn ʃənex·ten·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extensionnoun

    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. extensionnoun

    act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

    "extension of the program to all in need"

  3. propagation, extensionnoun

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

  4. extension, extension service, university extensionnoun

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

  5. extensionnoun

    act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb

  6. extension, filename extension, file name extensionnoun

    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, extensionnoun

    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. extensionnoun

    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, prolongationnoun

    amount or degree or range to which something extends

    "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"

  10. extension, telephone extension, extension phonenoun

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

  11. elongation, extensionnoun

    an addition to the length of something

  12. annex, annexe, extension, wingnoun

    an addition that extends a main building

Wiktionary

  1. extensionnoun

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

  2. extensionnoun

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

  3. extensionnoun

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

  4. extensionnoun

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

  5. extensionnoun

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

  6. extensionnoun

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

  7. extensionnoun

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

  8. extensionnoun

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

  9. extensionnoun

    A file extension.

    Files with the .txt extension usually contain text.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extensionverb

    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. Extensionverb

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

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

  3. Extensionverb

    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. Extensionverb

    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. Extensionverb

    the straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion

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

  6. Extensionverb

    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

How to pronounce extension?

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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. Omare Lamrani:

    It’s a very old plane, but definitely one of the most capable, air Force has been moving toward multi-mission aircraft, but when Air Force comes to this particular mission this plane is unrivaled in Air Force ability. There is no weapon in our arsenal that offers more effective close-air support to American ground troops serving in harms way than the A-10 aircraft, - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. First designated for retirement in 2011, a planning document the Air Force published in mid-February reveals that 2022 is the flying branch's newest deadline for the last A-10 flight. The extension was announced by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter during a preview of the Pentagon’s budget at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. according to the Arizona Daily Star. The venerable plane, first built for destroying Soviet tanks, has been on the chopping block since the sequester of 2011 mandated steep cuts in the Pentagon budget. Although the planes haven't been built in more than 30 years, the Department of Defense believes it can save maintenance costs by phasing them out. Air Force brass believes newer, faster aircraft like the F-16, F-15E, and, eventually, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 can do a better job of the Warthog’s mission of providing close air support to soldiers on the ground. But the Pentagon disagrees and has pushed back, leading to Air Force brass to extend the end date for a phase out. The plane has survived year-to-year, with powerful lawmakers such as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., fighting to keep it alive.

  2. Peter Beyer:

    The trade issue is definitely the most pressing problem, it is illusionary to solve all problems by May 1. The goal must be on the one hand to reach an extension, and on the other the Europeans must of course be exempted from the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.

  3. Boiko Borisov:

    This (extension) is absolutely necessary, there is no such (refugee) pressure where such facilities exist.

  4. Barack Obama:

    So we'll see how they operate once a nomination has been made, i'm confident that whoever I select, among fair-minded people, will be viewed as an imminently qualified person, and it will then be up to Senate Republicans to decide whether they want to follow the Constitution and abide by the rules of fair play that ultimately undergird our democracy and that ensure that the Supreme Court does not just become one more extension of our polarized politics. If and when that happens, our system's not going to work.

  5. Shunsuke Serizawa:

    The world is more oriented towards individuals now, separate surnames is a natural extension.

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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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