Meaning of extension
Pronunciation: (ik-sten'shun), [key]
- an act or instance of extending.
- the state of being extended.
- that by which something is extended; 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 can be extended; an extended object: a table with drop-leaf extensions.
- range of extending; degree of extensiveness; extent: the extension of our knowledge.
- an additional telephone that operates on the principal line.
- a written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
- that property of a body by which it occupies space.
- the act of straightening a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is straightened.
- 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 calledthe 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. Cf. intension (def. 5).
- 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.
- the act of bringing or coming into an extended attitude.
- of or pertaining to extension courses.
- extension (Thesaurus)