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extension

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/ ɪkˈstɛn ʃən /
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noun
adjective
of or relating to extension courses.
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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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Medical 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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Scientific 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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