What are some opposite words for extension?

Antonyms for extension
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Wiktionary

  1. extensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    denotation

  2. extensionnoun

    Antonyms:
    curl

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extension

    An adjunct (something joined to) constitutes no real part of the thing or system to which it is joined, tho perhaps a valuable addition; an appendage is commonly a real, tho not an essential or necessary part of that with which it is connected; an appurtenance belongs subordinately to something by which it is employed, especially as an instrument to accomplish some purpose. A horse's tail is at once an ornamental appendage and a useful appurtenance; we could not call it an adjunct, tho we might use that word of his iron shoes. An attachment in machinery is some mechanism that can be brought into optional connection with the principal movement; a hemmer is a valuable attachment of a sewing-machine. An extension, as of a railroad or of a franchise, carries out further something already existing. We add an appendix to a book, to contain names, dates, lists, etc., which would encumber the text; we add a supplement to supply omissions, as, for instance, to bring it up to date. An appendix may be called an addendum; but addendum may be used of a brief note, which would not be dignified by the name of appendix; such notes are often grouped as addenda. An addition might be matter interwoven in the body of the work, an index, plates, editorial notes, etc., which might be valuable additions, but not within the meaning of appendix or supplement. Compare ACCESSORY; AUXILIARY.

    Antonyms:
    main body, original, total, whole

    Synonyms:
    accessory, accompaniment, addendum, addition, adjunct, appendage, appendix, appurtenance, attachment, auxiliary, concomitant, supplement

    Preposition:
    That which is thought of as added we call an appendage to; that which is looked upon as an integral part is called an appendage of.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extensionnoun

    a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt

    "they applied for an extension of the loan"

    Antonyms:
    flexure, flexion

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  2. extensionnoun

    act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

    "extension of the program to all in need"

    Antonyms:
    flexure, flexion

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  3. propagation, extensionnoun

    the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    multiplication, denotation, annex, lengthiness, reference, filename extension, extension phone, propagation, file name extension, wing, generation, annexe, prolongation, university extension, telephone extension, extension service, elongation

  4. extension, extension service, university extensionnoun

    an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students

    Antonyms:
    flexure, flexion

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  5. extensionnoun

    act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  6. extension, filename extension, file name extensionnoun

    a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename

    "most applications provide extensions for the files they create"; "most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  7. reference, denotation, extensionnoun

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

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

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    prolongation, consultation, filename extension, reference, cite, reference point, extension phone, reference work, acknowledgment, point of reference, elongation, character, indication, quotation, telephone extension, denotation, extension service, source, propagation, address, book of facts, annexe, university extension, annex, file name extension, mention, citation, computer address, reference book, character reference, credit, lengthiness, wing

  8. extensionnoun

    the ability to raise the working leg high in the air

    "the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension"; "good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability"

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  9. extension, lengthiness, prolongationnoun

    amount or degree or range to which something extends

    "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"

    Antonyms:
    flexure, flexion

    Synonyms:
    denotation, annex, lengthiness, protraction, reference, filename extension, extension phone, annexe, university extension, propagation, file name extension, perpetuation, continuation, lengthening, prolongation, wing, telephone extension, extension service, elongation

  10. extension, telephone extension, extension phonenoun

    an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line

    Antonyms:
    flexure, flexion

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, denotation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  11. elongation, extensionnoun

    an addition to the length of something

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    lengthiness, prolongation, denotation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension, reference

  12. annex, annexe, extension, wingnoun

    an addition that extends a main building

    Antonyms:
    flexion, flexure

    Synonyms:
    denotation, annex, lengthiness, reference, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, propagation, file name extension, offstage, backstage, fender, flank, annexe, prolongation, wing, telephone extension, extension service, elongation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. extensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    enlargement, expansion, protraction, projection

    Associated words:
    tensility, tensibility, tensile

How to use extension in a sentence?

  1. Richard Gowan:

    If State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is nominated and approved, people will be interested to see whether State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's willing and able to do the diplomatic toil or whether State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert will see this as an extension of the spokesman position and focus more on presentation of Richard Gowan position before the Security Council.

  2. Cristian Maggio:

    I don't see anything particularly significant at this stage that justifies the extension of the rally.

  3. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We are actively discussing the maintenance of and the extension of the sanctions regime with the Germans, of course they (the Germans) want to explore the opportunity that tomorrow's meeting, if it goes ahead, may offer.

  4. Oliver White:

    The fact that there are so many large faults in this part of Pluto indicates that the crust has experienced a major extension at some point in its history.

  5. Gerald G. Jampolsky:

    Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.

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