extension

[ ik-sten-shuhn ]
/ ɪkˈstɛn ʃən /

noun

adjective

of or relating to extension courses.

Nearby words

  1. extended-play,
  2. extender,
  3. extensible,
  4. extensile,
  5. extensimeter,
  6. extension agent,
  7. extension bolt,
  8. extension cord,
  9. extension courses,
  10. extension field

Origin of extension

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin extēnsiōn- (stem of extēnsiō). See extensive, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for extension

extension

/ (ɪkˈstɛnʃən) /

noun

Word Origin for extension

C14: from Late Latin extensiō a stretching out; see extend

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Word Origin and History for extension

extension

n.

c.1400, from Old French extension (14c.) and directly from Latin extensionem/extentionem (nominative extensio/extentio), noun of action from past participle stem of extendere (see extend). In a concrete sense, "extended portion of something" (a railroad, etc.), from 1852. Telephone sense is from 1906.

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Medicine definitions for extension

extension

[ ĭk-stĕnshən ]

n.

The act of straightening or extending a flexed limb.
A pulling or dragging force exerted on a limb in a distal direction.

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Science definitions for extension

extension

[ ĭk-stĕnshən ]

Mathematics A set that includes a given and similar set as a subset.
Computer Science A set of characters that follow a filename and are separated from it by a period, used to identify the kind of file.
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