[ik-sten-shuh n] /ɪkˈstɛn ʃən/
an act or instance of , lengthening, stretching out, or enlarging the scope of something.
the state of being extended, lengthened, or stretched out.
that by which something is extended or enlarged; an addition:
a four-room extension to a house.
an additional period of time given one to meet an obligation:
My term paper wasn’t finished so I asked for an extension.
something that is expandable or can be extended; an extended object:
a table with drop-leaf extensions.
range or scope of extending; degree of extensiveness; :
the extension of our knowledge.
an additional telephone that operates on the principal line.
Commerce. a written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Physics. that property of a body by which it occupies space.
Surgery. the act of pulling the broken or dislocated part of a limb in a direction from the trunk, in order to bring the ends of the bone into their natural situation.
Also called extent. Logic. the class of things to which a term is applicable, as “the class of such beings as Plato and Alexander” to which the term “man” is applicable.
Compare (def 5).
Mathematics. a function having a domain that includes the domain of a given function and that has the same value as the given function at each point in the domain of the given function.
Also called file extension. Computers. one or more characters at the end of a filename, usually following a period, used to indicate the type of file.
Manège. the act of bringing or coming into an extended attitude.
of or relating to .
the act of extending or the condition of being extended
something that can be extended or that extends another object
the length, range, etc, over which something is extended; extent
an additional telephone set connected to the same telephone line as another set or other sets
a room or rooms added to an existing building
a delay, esp one agreed by all parties, in the date originally set for payment of a debt or completion of a contract
the property of matter by which it occupies space; size
(med) a steady pull applied to a fractured or dislocated arm or leg to restore it to its normal position See also traction (sense 3)
c.1400, from Old French extension (14c.) and directly from Latin extensionem/extentionem (nominative extensio/extentio), noun of action from past participle stem of extendere (see extend). In a concrete sense, “extended portion of something” (a railroad, etc.), from 1852. Telephone sense is from 1906.
extension ex·ten·sion (ĭk-stěn’shən)
noun, Electricity. 1. an electric cord having a standard plug at one end and a standard electric jack at the other.
noun 1. (in many universities and colleges) a program for persons not regularly enrolled as students, frequently provided through evening classes or classes in off-campus centers, or by correspondence.
noun 1. Mathematics. a field that contains a given field as a subfield.
noun 1. a ladder having two or more sections joined by a sliding mechanism that allows the ladder to be extended to the total length.