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extensions (meaning)

extensions is a plural form of extension

extension (meaning)

Definition:

the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

extensional

Plural:

extensions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the extension of "satellite of Mars" is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

Etymology:

Middle English extensioun, from Old French extension, from Latin extēnsiō,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of extensions...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Denotation

Quite simply, it's the direct meaning or appearance of an object or person. This word has distinct meanings in different fields: see denotation. For the opposite of Denotation see Connotation. In logic, linguistics and semiotics, the denotation of a... (39 of 575 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Denotation

Collins Dictionary:

denotation | extension [sense-specific] | indication [synonym, sense-specific]

the act or process of denoting; indication | a particular meaning, especially one given explicitly rather than by suggestion | something designated or ... (21 of 326 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/denotation

Merriam-Webster:

denotation | meaning [synonym, sense-specific] | name [synonym, sense-specific] | indication [synonym, sense-specific] | sign [synonym, sense-specific] | appellation [synonym, sense-specific] | appellative [synonym, sense-specific] | cognomen [synonym, sense-specific] | compellation [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

an act or process of denoting | "meaning" ; especially, a direct specific meaning as distinct from an implied or associated idea | a denoting term; ... (24 of 171 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/denotation

Wiktionary:

denotation | denotations [plural]

The act of denoting, or something (such as a symbol) that denotes | [logic, linguistics, semiotics] The primary, literal, or explicit meaning of a word, phrase, or symbol; that which a word denotes, as contrasted with its connotation; the aggregate or... (40 of 142 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/denotation

Random House Dictionary:

denotation

the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, ... | a word that names or signifies something specific. | the act or fact ... (27 of 129 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/denotation

Oxford Dictionary:

denotation | connotation [near antonym, sense-specific] | denotational [derived]

the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. | the action of indicating or referring to ... (26 of 81 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/denotation

American Heritage Dictionary:

denotation

The act of denoting; indication. | Something, such as a sign or symbol, that denotes. | Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a ... (24 of 45 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/denotation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

denotation [countable/uncountable, linguistics] | denotations [plural]

the actual meaning of a word, rather than the feelings or ideas connected with the word (16 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/denotation

New World Dictionary:

denotation

the act of denoting | the direct, explicit meaning or reference of a word or term | an indication or sign | [rare] a distinguishing name; designation ... (24 of 42 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/denotation

Cambridge Dictionary:

reference [entry 1]

a mention of something (4 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reference 1

reference [entry 2] | ref

a writer or a book, article, etc. that is mentioned in a piece of writing, showing you where the person writing found their information | ... (24 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reference 2

reference [entry 3]

a letter that is written by someone who knows you, to describe you and say if you are suitable for a job or course, etc (25 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reference 3

reference [entry 4]

when you look at look at a book, piece of paper, etc in order to find information and help (19 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reference 4

Britannica Encyclopedia:

intension and extension [logic and semantics] | intension | extension

in logic, correlative words that indicate the reference of a term or concept: "intension" indicates the internal content of a term or concept that ... (24 of 92 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/289860​/intension-and-extension

Columbia Encyclopedia:

substance

in philosophy, term used to denote the changeless substratum presumed in some philosophies to be present in all being. Aristotle defined substance as ... (23 of 162 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0847072​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

denotation | denotations [plural]

the most specific or literal meaning of a word, as opposed to its figurative senses or connotations | a sign, symbol, or indication of something | in ... (25 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603726​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

extension

Origin: Middle English extensioun, from Old French extension, from Latin extēnsiō, extēnsiōn-, from extēnsus, past ... (14 of 21 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/extension

Oxford Dictionary:

extension | extension lead [British] | cable [British] | extension cord [United States] | extensions [United States]

Origin: late Middle English: from late Latin extensio(n-), from extendere "stretch out" (see "extend")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/extension

New World Dictionary:

extension

Origin: Middle English extensioun from Latin extensio from past participle of extendere: see "extend"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/extension

Merriam-Webster:

extension

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin extension-, extensio, from Latin extendere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/extension

Collins Dictionary:

extension | extn

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Late Latin extensiō a stretching out; see extend

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/extension

Encarta Dictionary:

extension | extensions [plural]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: late Latin extension- from Latin extens-, past participle of extendere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609946​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

extension | extn

Audio: British English pronunciation of "extension"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/extension

Macmillan British Dictionary:

extension | extensions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "extension"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/extension

Macmillan American Dictionary:

extension | extensions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "extension"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/extension

Cambridge Dictionary:

extension [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "extension"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "extension"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/extension 1

the Free Dictionary:

extension

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "extension"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "extension"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "extension" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/extension

Google Dictionary:

extension | extensions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "extension"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=extension

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

extension

Audio: North American pronunciation of "extension"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=extens​04 word=extension

YourDictionary Audio:

extension

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "extension" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/extension

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