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English definition of “extension”

extension

noun [C or U] (REACH)    /ɪkˈsten.ʃən/
B2 the fact of reaching , stretching , or continuing ; the act of adding to something in order to make it bigger or longer : Martin Luther King , Jr, campaigned for the extension of civil rights to (= for them to include ) black people . The extension (= increasing ) of police powers in the province has been heavily criticized . His report contained serious criticisms of the finance director , and, by extension (= therefore ), of the entire board of management . The article is an extension of (= takes further ) the ideas Professor Fox developed in an earlier book . I've applied for an extension to my visa (= asked for it to last longer ). They are hoping to get an extension of their loan (= to be given a longer period of time in which to pay it back).Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingAugmenting and supplementing
(Definition of extension noun (REACH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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