Meaning of EXTENSION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈsten(t)-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin extension-, extensio, from Latin extendere

Date: 15th century


a. : the action of extending : state of being extended

b. : an enlargement in scope or operation

tools are extension s of human hands


a. : the total range over which something extends : compass

b. : denotation 4


a. : the stretching of a fractured or dislocated limb so as to restore it to its natural position

b. : an unbending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that increases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint — compare flexion 4a

4. : a property whereby something occupies space

5. : an increase in length of time ; specifically : an increase in time allowed under agreement or concession

was granted an extension

6. : a program that geographically extends the educational resources of an institution by special arrangements (as correspondence courses) to persons otherwise unable to take advantage of such resources


a. : a part constituting an addition

b. : a section or line segment forming an additional length

c. : an extra telephone connected to the principal line

d. : a length of natural or synthetic hair that is worn attached to one's natural hair

8. : a mathematical set (as a field or group) that includes a given and similar set as a subset

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.