extension noun (REACH)
Martin Luther King, Jr, campaigned for the extension of civil rights to (= for them to include) black people.
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.
- The planned extension to the motorway near London is going to cost over £4 million.
- The boss is refusing to let us have any extension on the deadline for this job.
- The new job would involve a significant extension to your current area of responsibility.
- The company was granted an extension allowing it to continue using the old trains for a further three months.
- After three extensions to his job contract, he was told they would not be renewing it again.
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