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Definition of "extended" []

  • Stretched or pulled out: an extended telescope. (adjective)
  • Continued for a long period of time; protracted: had an extended vacation in the Alps. (adjective)
  • Enlarged or broad in meaning, scope, or influence: an extended sense of the word honest. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extended" in a sentence
  • ""Everything must be A or not A" (_extended_, if you please, or _not extended_); but in its subordinate form, "Everything extended must be extended infinitely or finitely," it is only applicable, and only intended by Hamilton to be applied, to those _phenomena_ which are already given as extended in some degree."
  • "From this small epitome in the brain, the child is an extended copy -- _extended_ from a mathematical point, where all the members and lineaments are _intended_."
  • "Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, who has been in prison since 2003 on charges widely seen as Putin's revenge for challenging his power, saw his term extended by several more years last December."