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.

(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.

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 line.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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