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English noun: extension

1. extension (time) a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt


SamplesThey applied for an extension of the loan.


Broader (hypernym)delay, hold, postponement, time lag, wait

2. extension (act) act of expanding in scope; making more widely available


SamplesExtension of the program to all in need.


Broader (hypernym)enlargement, expansion


Narrower (hyponym)spread, spreading, stretch

3. extension (communication) the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions


Synonymspropagation


Broader (hypernym)airing, dissemination, public exposure, spreading

4. extension (act) an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students


Synonymsextension service, university extension


Broader (hypernym)didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching


Part holonymextension course

5. extension (act) act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb


Broader (hypernym)stretching


Narrower (hyponym)hyperextension


Antonymsflexion, flexure

6. extension (communication) a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename


SamplesMost applications provide extensions for the files they create.
Most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS.


Synonymsfile name extension, filename extension


Broader (hypernym)string


Part meronymcomputer file name, computer filename, file name, filename

7. extension (cognition) the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to


SamplesThe extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos.


Synonymsdenotation, reference


Broader (hypernym)meaning, substance

8. extension (attribute) the ability to raise the working leg high in the air


SamplesThe dancer was praised for her uncanny extension.
Good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability.


Broader (hypernym)dance, property

9. extension (attribute) amount or degree or range to which something extends


SamplesThe wire has an extension of 50 feet.


Synonymslengthiness, prolongation


Broader (hypernym)longness


Narrower (hyponym)coextension

10. extension (artifact) an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line


Synonymsextension phone, telephone extension


Broader (hypernym)phone, telephone, telephone set

11. extension (artifact) an addition to the length of something


Synonymselongation


Broader (hypernym)add-on, addition, improver

12. extension (artifact) an addition that extends a main building


Synonymsannex, annexe, wing


Broader (hypernym)add-on, addition, improver


Narrower (hyponym)ell


Part meronymbuilding, edifice









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