Extension

Voluntary arrangements to restructure a firm's debt, under which the payment date is postponed. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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extension ex‧ten‧sion [ɪkˈstenʆn] noun [countable]
1. one of many telephone lines in a large building that all have different numbers, but that can be contacted through one central number:

• Put me through to extension 316, please.

• What's your extension number?

2. an additional period of time given to someone to finish a job, repay money that they owe etc:

• You can request an automatic four-month extension of the due date for paying your tax.

3. FINANCE BANKING when lenders agree to lend money for longer than was originally agreed:

• Lenders have given the retailer a five-year extension of a $87.4 million credit line.

4. LAW when a law, tax etc is changed to affect more things than before:

• an extension of the sales tax to various personal services and power utilities

5. PROPERTY another room or rooms that are added to a building:

• A 250-bedroom extension to the hotel will increase total capacity to 1,576 rooms.

6. COMPUTING a set of three letters that follow the name of a computer file to show what it is. For example, the extension '.doc' shows that a file is a written document

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extension UK US /ɪkˈstenʃən/ noun
[C or U] an increase in the period of time during which something is effective: grant/offer/receive an extension »

When it failed to meet the deadline, the company was granted an extension.

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a three-month/two-year, etc. extension

extension to sth »

The company has negotiated an extension to the deadline for its £275 million cash-and-paper offer, originally expected tomorrow.

[C or U] the fact of giving or offering something to someone: »

This cheap, available money led to the extension of credit around the world.

[C] (ABBREVIATION ext., ABBREVIATION xtn) COMMUNICATIONS one of the phones in a large building that have their own numbers and are connected to a switchboard (= a piece of equipment used to direct all phone calls): »

Please give me a call back at extension 1247.

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Can you put me through to Jan Robert's extension, please?

[C or U] an increase in the size or range of something: »

Most banks are recognizing that customers view Internet banking as an extension of existing services.

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We are committed to the extension of this tax credit to cover all children born after April 2010.

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The engineers have begun working on an extension of the canal.

[C] IT the last part of the name of a computer file, which comes after a dot (.), and shows what type of file it is: »

Be sure to leave the file extension unchanged.

[C] UK (US addition) a new part that is added onto a building: »

The bank syndicate will finance a $460 million extension to the car factory.

See also BRAND EXTENSION(Cf. ↑brand extension)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • extension — [ ɛkstɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; bas lat. extensio, de extendere « étendre » 1 ♦ Didact. Action de se développer dans le sens de la longueur; son résultat. « Une matière ductile qui par son extension devient un filet herbacé » (Buffon). ⇒ allongement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Extension — • Philosophical term. From Lat. ex tendere, to spread out Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Extension     Extension     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Extension — (zu lat. extendere ‚ausdehnen, ausweiten‘, bzw. Lehnwort aus dem engl., dann [ɪkˈstɛnʃən]) steht für: engl. hair extension, eine künstliche Haarverlängerung die Streckung eines Gelenkes (z. B. die Aufrichtung der Wirbelsäule), siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • extensión — (Del lat. extensĭo, ōnis). 1. f. Acción y efecto de extender o extenderse. 2. Línea conectada a una centralita. 3. Biol. y Med. Preparación para examen microscópico, generalmente de sangre, exudados o cultivos bacterianos, en la que estas… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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