What is extension?

  • (noun): The spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions.
    Synonyms: propagation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on extension:

Extension - Other Uses
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More definitions of "extension":

  • (noun): Amount or degree or range to which something extends.
    Example: "The wire has an extension of 50 feet"
    Synonyms: lengthiness, prolongation
  • (noun): Act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb.
  • (noun): Act of expanding in scope; making more widely available.
    Example: "Extension of the program to all in need"
  • (noun): The ability to raise the working leg high in the air.
    Example: "The dancer was praised for her uncanny extension"; "good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability"
  • (noun): An addition that extends a main building.
    Synonyms: annex, annexe, wing
  • (noun): An addition to the length of something.
    Synonyms: elongation
  • (noun): A mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt.
    Example: "They applied for an extension of the loan"
  • (noun): The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.
    Example: "The extension of 'satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
    Synonyms: reference, denotation
  • (noun): A string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename.
    Example: "Most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"
    Synonyms: filename extension, file name extension

Famous quotes containing the word extension:

    A dense undergrowth of extension cords sustains my upper world of lights, music, and machines of comfort.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium—that is, of any extension of ourselves—result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)

    Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man’s nature—opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)