Meaning of “extended” in the English Dictionary

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"extended" in British English

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extendedadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ɪkˈsten.dɪd/ us /ɪkˈsten.dɪd/

long or longer than usual:

They're going on an extended holiday to Australia.
There was an extended news bulletin because of the plane crash.

More examples

  • He wants the extended version of "Return of the King" on video.
  • The prime minister gave a special extended interview on the radio news this morning.
  • The weather won't improve until the end of next week, according to the extended weather forecast.
  • After an extended period of inactivity, Vesuvius erupted with devastating force in A.D. 79.
  • Would you like to take out an extended warranty on your purchase, madam?

(Definition of “extended” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extended" in American English

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extendedadjective

us /ɪkˈsten·dɪd/

long or longer than usual:

There will be extended election day coverage on the evening news.
They’re taking an extended vacation.

(Definition of “extended” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)