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'extension' - used as a noun
1. a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
they applied for an extension of the loan
2. act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
extension of the program to all in need
3. the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
4. an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students
5. act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
6. a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by letters; the optional second part of a computer filename
most applications provide extensions for the files they create
most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS
7. the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
the extension of 'satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos
8. the ability to raise the working leg high in the air
the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension
good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability
9. amount or degree or range to which something extends
the wire has an extension of 50 feet
10. an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
11. an addition to the length of something
12. an addition that extends a main building
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