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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTENSION

The complexity of life is shown by the extension of the necessity of choice.

I expect the Marchesa got him an extension of leave from the Colonel.

The North did not believe in slavery, or at least in the extension of slavery.

In recent years an extension of nine miles has been added to it.

In larger boats the jib-boom is an extension of the bowsprit.

In general the greater the intension the less the extension of them.

Slowly he told the story of the colored woman and the extension case.

The stick was an extension of the human arm to give the lance greater force.

Plunged in reverie he felt that this was but an extension of his vision.

There is only the scale of elements ranging from 842 to 966 on the extension of your own scale.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French extension (14c.) and directly from Latin extensionem/extentionem (nominative extensio/extentio), noun of action from past participle stem of extendere (see extend). In a concrete sense, "extended portion of something" (a railroad, etc.), from 1852. Telephone sense is from 1906.

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