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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Extensionnoun

    Etymology: from extensio, Latin.

    The hiccough cometh of fullness of meat, especially in children, which causeth an extension of the stomach. Francis Bacon.

    All rest satisfied at the postures of moderation, and none endure the extremity of flexure or extension. Thomas Browne, Vul. Err.

    This foundation of the earth upon the waters, or extension of it above the waters, doth agree to the antediluvian earth. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    By this idea of solidity is the extension of body distinguished from the extension of space: the extension of body being nothing but the cohesion or continuity of solid, separable, moveable parts; and the extension of space, the continuity of unsolid, inseparable, and immoveable parts. John Locke.

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

  2. Extensionverb

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

  3. Extensionverb

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

  4. Extensionverb

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

  5. Extensionverb

    the straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion

  6. Extensionverb

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

  7. 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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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. James Stewart:

    Many of the businesses we're speaking to are praying for an extension to Article 50, nearly all larger firms are now preparing for Brexit, after some came late to the party — however the timing of no-deal implementation planning remains highly variable.

  2. Khaled Bahah:

    We need the ceasefire to continue for long, not just for a few days, but it depends on the operation on the ground, there is an effort for an extension, but it depends on how it is on the ground. But it's our wish from the government side that we need to extend it.

  3. Scott Harelson:

    If we are successful in obtaining a lease extension and if the Navajo Nation were to be successful in keeping the plant operating economically beyond 2019, SRP could potentially purchase power from NGS at that time if the price was consistent with our other alternatives.

  4. Paschal Donohoe:

    I think it would be reasonable to say that from our point of view we would be in favour of an extension that would create the space to hopefully conclude where we are, but it is a matter that needs full agreement across the European Council.

  5. Michael Gove:

    We, if we had our victory yesterday, would have been on a clear flight path toward a deal, now, as a result of that vote, we cannot guarantee any extension will be granted.

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Translations for extension

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  • екстензия, разтягане, отсрочка, протягане, междуградскаBulgarian
  • extensióCatalan, Valencian
  • extenzeCzech
  • Ausdehnung, Verlängerung, Erweiterung, DurchwahlGerman
  • گستردن, گسترده شدنPersian
  • laajennus, ojentaminen, ojennus, laajentaminenFinnish
  • extensionFrench
  • folíneIrish
  • leudachadhScottish Gaelic
  • fo-linneyManx
  • विस्तारHindi
  • 拡張, 牽引, 限度, 範囲, 延期, ストレッチ, 内線, 猶予, 延長, 拡大, 伸展Japanese
  • utvidelse, utvidingNorwegian
  • uitbreiding, toestel, extensie, toestelnummer, achtervoegsel, verlengingDutch
  • utvidingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • ସମ୍ପ୍ରସାରଣOriya
  • rozciągłośćPolish
  • extensãoPortuguese
  • extensie de fișier, extindere, prefix telefonic, extensie, întindereRomanian
  • расширение, продлениеRussian

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