extension NOUN 1) the action or process of extending. 2) a part added to a building to enlarge it. 3) an additional period of time. 4) (also extension lead or cable) an additional length of electric cable which can be plugged into a fixed socket and terminates in a further socket. 5) a subsidiary telephone, especially one with its own additional number on a line leading from a main switchboard.
DERIVATIVES extensional adjective.
ORIGIN Latin, from extendere 'stretch out' .

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  • Extensional — Ex*ten sion*al, a. Having great extent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Extensional — Extension und Intension (auch Begriffsumfang und Begriffsinhalt) bezeichnen in der Logik und Sprachphilosophie verschiedene, nach Meinung mancher Autoren entgegengesetzte Eigenschaften von Begriffen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Extension 2 Intension 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • extensional — adjective Date: 1647 1. of, relating to, or marked by extension; specifically denotative 2. concerned with objective reality • extensionality noun • extensionally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extensional — See extension. * * * …   Universalium

  • extensional — adjective Of or pertaining to extension. See Also: intensional …   Wiktionary

  • extensional — extension/intension …   Philosophy dictionary

  • extensional — ex|ten|si|o|nal <Adj.> (Logik): die Extension betreffend, auf ihr beruhend: e Logik. * * * ex|ten|si|o|nal <Adj.> (Logik): die Extension betreffend, auf ihr beruhend: e Logik …   Universal-Lexikon

  • extensional — ex|ten|si|o|nal 〈Adj.〉 1. auf der Extension (1) beruhend, auf sie bezogen; Ggs.: intensional (1) 2. umfangsidentisch (bes. in der Mengenlehre); Ggs.: intensional (2) …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • extensional — ex|ten|si|o|nal <zu 1↑...al>: 1. auf die Extension (2) bezogen; Ggs. ↑intensional 2. (bes. in der Mengenlehre) umfangsgleich; vgl. ↑intensional …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • extensional — ex·ten·sion·al …   English syllables

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