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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extension  \Ex*ten"sion\,  n.  [L.  extensio:  cf  F.  extension.  See 
  {Extend},  v.  t.] 
  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.  (Physics)  That  property  of  a  body  by  which  it  occupies  a 
  portion  of  space. 
 
  3.  (Logic  &  Metaph.)  Capacity  of  a  concept  or  general  term  to 
  include  a  greater  or  smaller  number  of  objects;  -- 
  correlative  of  intension. 
 
  The  law  is  that  the  intension  of  our  knowledge  is  in 
  the  inverse  ratio  of  its  extension.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  The  extension  of  [the  term]  plant  is  greater  than 
  that  of  geranium,  because  it  includes  more  objects. 
  --Abp. 
  Thomson. 
 
  4.  (Surg.)  The  operation  of  stretching  a  broken  bone  so  as  to 
  bring  the  fragments  into  the  same  straight  line 
 
  5.  (Physiol.)  The  straightening  of  a  limb,  in  distinction 
  from  flexion. 
 
  6.  (Com.)  A  written  engagement  on  the  part  of  a  creditor, 
  allowing  a  debtor  further  time  to  pay  a  debt. 
 
  {Counter  extension}.  (Surg.)  See  under  {Counter}. 
 
  {Extension  table},  a  table  so  constructed  as  to  be  readily 
  extended  or  contracted  in  length. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extension 
  n  1:  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:  act  of  expanding  in  scope;  making  more  widely  available: 
  "extension  of  the  program  to  all  in  need" 
  3:  the  spreading  of  something  (a  belief  or  practice)  into  new 
  regions  [syn:  {propagation}] 
  4:  an  educational  opportunity  provided  by  colleges  and 
  universities  to  people  who  not  enrolled  as  regular 
  students  [syn:  {extension  service},  {university  extension}] 
  5:  act  of  stretching  or  straightening  out  a  flexed  limb  [ant:  {contraction}] 
  6:  the  class  of  objects  that  an  expression  refers  to  "the 
  extension  of  `satellite  of  Mars'  is  the  set  containing 
  only  Demos  and  Phobos"  [syn:  {reference},  {denotation}] 
  7:  amount  or  degree  or  range  to  which  something  extends:  "the 
  wire  has  an  extension  of  50  feet"  [syn:  {lengthiness},  {prolongation}] 
  8:  an  additional  telephone  set  that  is  connected  to  the  same 
  telephone  line 
  9:  an  addition  to  the  length  of  something  [syn:  {elongation}] 
  10:  an  addition  that  extends  a  main  building  [syn:  {annex},  {annexe}, 
  {wing}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Extension,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  71239 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  extension 
 
  1.    {filename  extension}. 
 
  2.    A  {feature}  or  piece  of  {code}  which 
  {extends}  a  program's  {functionality},  e.g.  a  {plug-in}. 
 
  (1997-06-21) 
 
 




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