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Definition of "extension" []

  • The act of extending or the condition of being extended. (noun)
  • The amount, degree, or range to which something extends or can extend: The wire has an extension of 50 feet. (noun)
  • The act of straightening or extending a limb. (noun)
  • The position assumed by an extended limb. (noun)
  • Medicine The application of traction to a fractured or dislocated limb to restore the normal position. (noun)

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 "extension" in a sentence
  • "When you can't pay your debt obigations without doing it with borrowed money, you're asking for a term extension, which is a default."
  • "My only interest in extension is that they complete the task for which they were originally designed: assemble a long-term space laboratory."
  • "Thanks again for your prompt and thoughtful response and good luck to Ms Lucas and the Green Party in opposing the term extension directive."