Extension - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstenʃn|  American pronunciation of the word extension
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɛnʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word extension


- a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
- act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
- the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions (syn: propagation)
- an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
- act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
- a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename
- the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to(syn: denotation, reference)

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extension of the patient's life

He's asking for a contract extension.

Make sure that the muscles get the proper amount of extension.

I missed the deadline but was granted an extension.

Matter has extension.

The map showed the former extension of the Esquimaux race to the higher north.

A dining-room extension.

Donald's been given an extension to finish his thesis.

The pub's got an extension tonight (=it will stay open longer than usual).

Can I have extension 316, please?

Do you know Mr Brown's extension number?

they applied for an extension of the loan

extension of the program to all in need

most applications provide extensions for the files they create

most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS

Word forms

singular: extension
plural: extensions
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