Extension

Definition of Extension

Ex`ten´sion
n.1.The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
2.(Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
3.(Logic & Metaph.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; - correlative of intension.
The law is that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
The extension of [the term] plant is greater than that of geranium, because it includes more objects.
- Abp. Thomson.
4.(Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
5.(Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
6.(Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Counter extension
(Surg.) See under Counter.
Extension table
a table so constructed as to be readily extended or contracted in length.

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