Counter extension
Extension 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physics) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space. [1913 Webster]

3. (Logic & Metaph.) (a) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of {intension}. (b) the class or set of objects to which a term refers; -- contrasted with {intension}, the logical specification which defines members of a class, being the set of attributes which are necessary and sufficient to recognize an object as a member of the class. [1913 Webster]

The law is that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

The extension of [the term] plant is greater than that of geranium, because it includes more objects. --Abp. Thomson. [1913 Webster]

4. (Surg.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line. [1913 Webster]

5. (Physiol.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from {flexion}. [1913 Webster]

6. (Com.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt. [1913 Webster]

{Counter extension}. (Surg.) See under {Counter}.

{Extension table}, a table so constructed as to be readily extended or contracted in length. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Counter extension — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counter-extension — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Counter — Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter approach — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter bond — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter brace — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter deed — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter distinction — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter drain — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter fissure — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”