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Extension

Extension Ex*ten"sion, n. [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.] 1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion. 2. (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space. 3. (Logic & Metaph.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension. The law is that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension. --Sir W. Hamilton. The extension of [the term] plant is greater than that of geranium, because it includes more objects. --Abp. Thomson. 4. (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line. 5. (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion. 6. (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt. Counter extension. (Surg.) See under Counter. Extension table, a table so constructed as to be readily extended or contracted in length.

Extension Ex*ten"sion, n. [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See Extend, v. t.] 1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion. 2. (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space. 3. (Logic & Metaph.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension. The law is that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension. --Sir W. Hamilton. The extension of [the term] plant is greater than that of geranium, because it includes more objects. --Abp. Thomson. 4. (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line. 5. (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion. 6. (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt. Counter extension. (Surg.) See under Counter. Extension table, a table so constructed as to be readily extended or contracted in length.

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- An extension cord (US), extension cable, power extender, drop cord, or extension lead (UK) is a length of flexible electrical power cable (flex) with...

- In mathematics, particularly in algebra, a field extension (denoted L / K {\displaystyle L/K} ) is a pair of fields K ⊆ L {\displaystyle K\subseteq L}...

- extension is a Galois extension whose Galois group is abelian. When the Galois group is also cyclic, the extension is also called a cyclic extension....

- In logic, extensionality, or extensional equality, refers to principles that judge objects to be equal if they have the same external properties. It stands...

- Life extension is the concept of extending the human lifespan, either modestly through improvements in medicine or dramatically by increasing the maximum...

- A browser extension is a software module for customizing a web browser. Browsers typically allow users to install a variety of extensions, including user...

- filename extension, file name extension or file extension is a suffix to the name of a computer file (for example, .txt, .docx, .md). The extension indicates...

- In residential telephony, an extension telephone is an additional telephone wired to the same telephone line as another. In middle 20th century telephone...

- In mathematics, a group extension is a general means of describing a group in terms of a particular normal subgroup and quotient group. If Q {\displaystyle...

- An extension cord (US), extension cable, power extender, drop cord, or extension lead (UK) is a length of flexible electrical power cable (flex) with...

- In mathematics, particularly in algebra, a field extension (denoted L / K {\displaystyle L/K} ) is a pair of fields K ⊆ L {\displaystyle K\subseteq L}...

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