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extension (ik STEN shuhn) (s) (noun), extensions (pl)
1. The act of enlarging, expanding, or the condition of being increased: The extension of the freeway made it possible for people to drive directly to their destination and not have to travel through all the little towns on the country road.
2. The degree, range, or amount to which something can be stretched: The extension of the rubber band was just right to put around the package.
3. The act of straightening, lengthening, or positioning part of one's body: The seamstress measured the extension of June’s arms in order to know how long the sleeves of the dress should be.
4. In medicine, the application of traction to a fractured or damaged limb in order to restore it back to its normal location: After the accident during which Tom’s leg had been broken, the doctor used an extension in order to allow it to heal properly.
5. An addition that increases the area, influence, operation, or contents of something: They built a new extension on the hospital so it could accommodate more patients.
6. An extra telephone which is joined to the main line: Nils has an extension in his home office where he can make phone calls pertaining to his job without disturbing his family.
7. An allowance of extra time, as for the repayment of a debt: Jerome really appreciated the bank's agreement to give him an extension of the repayment of the loan that he owed.
8. A program in a university, college, or school that offers classes by television or correspondence, to people who are unable to attend during the usual time or in a regular place: There are possibilities of studying for a college degree by providing extensions of courses at institutions of higher learning via the internet.
9. Additional time that is allowed for accomplishing something: Sam asked his supervisor for an extension of the deadline that was designated so he can successfully complete the project that was assigned to him.
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Units related to: “extension
(Greek: dilatation, dilation, expansion, extension, or distension of an organ)
(Greek: ektasis; dilated, expanded, distended, extension +)
(Greek: struggle, a contest, to contend for a prize; also, to lead, set in motion, drive, conduct, guide, govern; to do, to act; by extension, pain)
(Greek: unequal; by extension: unsymmetrical, uneven; dissimilar, unlike)
(Greek: stiff, unmovable; adhesion; by extension, "bent, hooked, crooked, curved, looped")
(Greek: lower extremity of the windpipe; by extension, extremity of the heart, the great artery)
(Latin: to be dry; lacking enough water for things to grow, dry and barren; by extension, not interesting, lifeless, dull)
(Greek: deep, depth; the fauna and flora of the bottom of the sea; sea bottom; depth [by extension, this element includes lake, river, and stream bottoms])
(Latin: a storeroom, a chamber, a closet; by extension, of or pertaining to a cell, a microscopic protoplasmic mass made up of a nucleus enclosed in a semipermeable membrane)
(Greek: on the ground, low; by extension, "dwarf-like")
(Greek > Latin: formless matter; especially from Greek, gulf, chasm, abyss, the rude unformed mass; and by extension, "confusion and disorder")
(Greek: kheima, winter, frost, winter weather, winter-flowing; by extension, cold, freezing)
(Latin: curl, ringlet; tuft of hair, fringe; by extension, filament, tendril)
(Greek: hidden, secret, secrets, secret writing; by extension, applied to secret code or ciphers)
(Greek > Latin: dragon; a kind of serpent; snake; a kind of fish; by extension, a festering sore)
(Greek: oak tree; by extension, "tree")
(Greek ελυτρον > Modern Latin: covering, wrapping; sheath, casing; by extension, vagina)
(Latin: to plug up or to cram, to stuff; by extension, practical joke, sham; fiasco)
(Latin: son, and by extension, "daughter; offspring" or "family member")
(Latin: to blow, a puff of wind or air; by extension, accumulation of gas in the stomach or bowels)
(Greek: phorbe, fodder, from pherbein, to graze; by extension: fodder, food; any herb other than grass, a broadleaf herb; a weed)
(Latin: rein, bridle, a bit (as in a horses mouth); by extension, a medical term for a connecting fold of membrane in the body)
(Latin: helmet, helmet shaped, to cover with a helmet; cap; used primarily in zoology and botany with phases of sense development that seem to have been: weasel, weasel's skin or hide, leather, and then a helmet made of leather; by extension, it also means "cat, cats" in some words)
(Greek: tongue; by extension, "speech, language")
(Greek: carve, carving, engraving; to hollow out; by extension, a form of writing)
(Greek: youth, pubescence, puberty [the period during which the secondary characteristics of maturity begin to develop; by extension, a young man])
(Greek: spiral, coil; twisted, bent; spiral-shaped; a coil; by extension, "snail")
(Greek: fluid [distinct from blood] that flows through the veins of the gods; by extension, "watery part of blood or milk," used in the sense of "thin, serous or sanious fluid, especially from a wound or sore")
(Greek: equal; by extension: same, similar, alike; normally used as a prefix)
(Greek: a suffix; inflammation, burning sensation; by extension, disease associated with inflammation)
(Latin: insect in its grub stage; from Latin larva, "mask" and by extension, "ghost", the idea being that an insect in its grub stage is merely a ghost of its future self and bears no resemblance to its future form)
(Latin: wash, washing; bathe, bathing; by extension, clean, cleaning)
(Latin: literally tongue; and by extension, speech, language)
(Greek: ridge; crest, tuft; by extension, hill top)
(Latin: loin; by extension, the lower back)
(Greek: sparse, thin, rare; slack, loose; by extension, "gas, vapor")
(Greek: winding; from a winding river; by extension, curving, walking around slowly, drifting, wandering, roaming, going around aimlessly)
(Greek: apple; by extension, "cheek")
(Greek: a meadow; a pasture; an abode; a place for eating; by extension, "distribution of an acute, necrotizing ulcerative process involving mucous membranes of the mouth or genitalia")
(Latin: fat, adipose tissue; and by extension, caul, intestines)
(Greek: sell, for sale; by extension, buy, purchase, pay for, invest money into)
(Latin: feather, feathers; by extension in some situations, wing, wings)
(Latin: a literary thief; "plunderer, oppressor, kidnapper" [one who "abducts the child or slave of another"]; then by extension, to take and use the thoughts, writings, etc. of someone else and represent or claim them as one's own)
(Latin: sole of the foot; to tread down with the sole or the flat bottom or the underside of the foot; and by extension, to level the ground for sowing seeds)
(Greek: wash, a washing; washtub, basin; by extension, irrigate, irrigation)
(Latin: healthy, whole; by extension: cure, heal, take care of; sound in mind and body)
(Latin: to climb; to mount; by extension, a ladder)
(Latin: tallow, suet, fat, fatty; grease; by extension, "pertaining to a suetlike secretion of the body")
(Greek: ball, round, around; globe, global; body of globular form; by extension, circular zone, circular area)
(Latin: thorn, prickle; by extension, "backbone", the spinal cord)
(Greek: covering, covered, to cover; roof; by extension, secret, secret writing, applied to a secret code, codes, or ciphers that are hidden)
(Greek: with, together with; also by extension: united; same, similar; at the same time)
(Latin: tickle, tickling; by extension, light scratching)
(Latin: love, loveliness, beauty, attractiveness, charm; by extension, "reverence; to worship")
(Latin: to beat, to strike; to drive, to force back; from verber, whip, lash, rod; by extension, to make sounds or noises or those sounds and echoes that are thrown back again or repeatedly)
(Latin: wound, wounding, woundable; from vulnus, "wound"; by extension: hurt; injure, injury; tear, gash; damage)
(Greek: foreign, foreigner; alien; different; extraneous; strange, stranger; and by extension, guest)
Word Entries containing the term: “extension
extension of infarction
An increase in the size of a myocardial infarction, occurring after the initial infarction and usually accompanied by a return of acute symptoms; such as, angina unrelieved by appropriate medicines.
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