Extensibleness to Extirpator
(Ex*ten"si*ble*ness), n. Extensibility.
(Ex*ten"sile) a. Suited for, or capable of, extension; extensible. Owen.
(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.
2. (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
3. (Logic & Metaph.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of
objects; correlative of intension.
The law is that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension.Sir W. Hamilton.
The extension of [the term] plant is greater than that of geranium, because it includes more objects.Abp. Thomson.
4. (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight
5. (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
6. (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Counter extension. (Surg.) See under Counter. Extension table, a table so constructed as to
be readily extended or contracted in length.
(Ex*ten"sion*al) a. Having great extent.
(Ex*ten"sion*ist), n. One who favors or advocates extension.
(Ex*ten"sive) a. [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See Extend.]
1. Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive
farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.
2. Capable of being extended. [Obs.]
Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most extensive under the hammer.Boyle.
(Ex*ten"sive*ly), adv. To a great extent; widely; largely; as, a story is extensively circulated.
(Ex*ten"sive*ness) n. The state of being extensive; wideness; largeness; extent; diffusiveness.
(Ex`ten*som"e*ter) n. [Extension + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the extension
of a body, especially for measuring the elongation of bars of iron, steel, or other material, when subjected
to a tensile force.
(Ex*ten"sor) n. [L., one who stretches. See Extend.] (Anat.) A muscle which serves to
extend or straighten any part of the body, as an arm or a finger; opposed to flexor.
(Ex*ten"sure) n. Extension. [R.] Drayton.
(Ex*tent") a. [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.] Extended. [Obs.] Spenser.