- the act of straightening a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is straightened.
Origin of extension
Examples from the Web for extension
But only for the family; inmates cannot be awarded more than $10,000 because of an extension of the Son of Sam Law.
It is also, by extension, a show about the cultural impact of religion.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What he meant was that he personally, and by extension all Christians, should not be judgmental.
They are 'other,' newly visible, and symbols of the social and, by extension, economic changes in society and in New York.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones|Jay Michaelson|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He carried an extension cord in case he needed to recharge at one of his emergency spots.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mountain Cattle, 1936, and OP, is an extension of the first book.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest|J. Frank Dobie
The intensity of human affection varies inversely as its extension.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
A few have been introduced into Mahé, and great care is now being taken in order to promote their extension.Cruise of the 'Alert'|R. W. Coppinger
Parasitic oesophagitis occurs as an extension of parasitic stomatitis or thrush.
Yet this complexity and extension represent nothing positive; they express a deficiency of will.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
British Dictionary definitions for extension
- the act of straightening or extending an arm or leg
- its position after being straightened or extended
- a service by which some of the facilities of an educational establishment, library, etc, are offered to outsiders
- (as modifier)a university extension course
- the class of entities to which a given word correctly applies: thus, the extension of satellite of Mars is the set containing only Deimos and PhobosCompare intension (def. 1a)
- conservative extension a formal theory that includes among its theorems all the theorems of a given theory
Word Origin for extension
Word Origin and History for extension
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.