[ UK /ɛkstˈɛnʃən/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈstɛnʃən/ ]
  1. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
  2. the ability to raise the working leg high in the air
    good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability
    the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension
  3. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  4. amount or degree or range to which something extends
    the wire has an extension of 50 feet
  5. an addition that extends a main building
  6. a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
    they applied for an extension of the loan
  7. an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
  8. the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
  9. act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    extension of the program to all in need
  10. the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
    the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos
  11. an addition to the length of something
  12. a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename
    most applications provide extensions for the files they create
    most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS
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How To Use extension In A Sentence

  • Station improvements are being considered for Shenfield while Gidea Park, Harold Wood and Brentwood are in line for platform extensions and station revamps.
  • The couples agreed on a discreet slate-tiled mansard roof extension that gave each house an additional 30sq m of floor space. Times, Sunday Times
  • Overextension in the lower back results in this 'duck-like' posture. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Orangery restaurant is not as gorgeous as the rest of the house, partly because it is in a modern extension, but mainly because it is unattractively lit.
  • The cathedral is the former Perpendicular parish church, reconstructed in 1880, with further extensions completed in 1966.
  • The same mythologem is also active in Dylan's opus, where - with the inclusion of the deepest part of the psyche - came to the repetition and extension of the transformation process, explicitly expressed in Dylan's song "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" from 1966: Expecting Rain
  • In fact what we have been witnessing in recent times is an extension of the state sector under the cloak of trying to ensure proper economic competition.
  • As I understand it, no one took issue with our lateness, and we did put on an application for extension of time in the second one, as I understand it.
  • There was no extension into the endometrial cavity, nor into the pelvic peritoneum.
  • Many universities in the United States have agriculture extension service that provides information and advice.
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