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Definition 1: an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

"he received no formal education" "our instruction was carefully programmed" "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

(extension is a part of ...) a course offered as part of an extension service

Definition 2: act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb - [noun denoting act]

(extension is a kind of ...) act of expanding by lengthening or widening

(... is a kind of extension ) greater than normal extension

Definition 3: act of expanding in scope; making more widely available - [noun denoting act]

Samples where extension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extension of the program to all in need

(extension is a kind of ...) the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

(... is a kind of extension ) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

(... is a kind of extension ) extension to or beyond the ordinary limit

"running at full stretch" "by no stretch of the imagination" "beyond any stretch of his understanding"

Definition 4: an addition that extends a main building - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) a component that is added to something to improve it

"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

(... is a kind of extension ) an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building

(... is part of extension) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 5: an addition to the length of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) a component that is added to something to improve it

"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

Definition 6: an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

"I talked to him on the telephone"

Definition 7: amount or degree or range to which something extends - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where extension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wire has an extension of 50 feet

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) the property of being of long spatial extent

"one gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"

(... is a kind of extension ) equality of extension or duration

Definition 8: the ability to raise the working leg high in the air - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where extension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension
  • good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability

(extension is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(extension is a kind of ...) an artistic form of nonverbal communication

Definition 9: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where extension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) the idea that is intended

"What is the meaning of this proverb?"

Definition 10: a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where extension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • most applications provide extensions for the files they create
  • most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)

(... is part of extension) (computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files; may contain an extension that indicates the type of file

Definition 11: the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for extension in the sense of this definition

(extension is a kind of ...) the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

Definition 12: a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt - [noun denoting time]

Samples where extension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they applied for an extension of the loan

(extension is a kind of ...) time during which some action is awaited

"instant replay caused too long a delay" "he ordered a hold in the action"

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