Meaning of EXTENSION in English


■ noun

1》 the action or process of extending.

↘an additional period of time given to someone to hold office or fulfil an obligation.

↘ Brit. permission granted to licensed premises for the sale of alcoholic drinks until later than usual.

2》 a part added to something to enlarge or prolong it.

↘( ~s ) lengths of long artificial hair woven into a person's own hair.

3》 a subsidiary telephone, especially one with its own additional number on a line leading from a main switchboard.

4》 ( Brit. also ~ lead or cable US also ~ cord ) a length of electric cable which enables appliances to be used at a distance from a fixed socket.

5》 [as modifier ] denoting instruction by a university or college for those who are not full-time students.

6》 the extending of a limb from a bent to a straight position.

↘ Ballet the ability of a dancer to raise one leg above the waist, especially to the side.

7》 Logic the range of a term or concept as measured by the objects which it denotes or contains. Often contrasted with intension .

8》 Physics & Philosophy the property of occupying space.


~al adjective


ME: from late L. extensio(n-) , from extendere (see extend ).

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