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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extension \Ex*ten"sion\, n. [L. extensio: cf. F. extension. See
     Extend, v. t.]
     1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a
        stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of
        length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
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     2. (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a
        portion of space.
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     3. (Logic & Metaph.)
        (a) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a
            greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative
            of intension.
        (b) the class or set of objects to which a term refers; --
            contrasted with intension, the logical specification
            which defines members of a class, being the set of
            attributes which are necessary and sufficient to
            recognize an object as a member of the class.
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                  The law is that the intension of our knowledge
                  is in the inverse ratio of its extension. --Sir
                                                    W. Hamilton.
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                  The extension of [the term] plant is greater
                  than that of geranium, because it includes more
                  objects.                          --Abp.
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     4. (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to
        bring the fragments into the same straight line.
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     5. (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction
        from flexion.
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     6. (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor,
        allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
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     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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