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An increase in the length of time specified in a contract.

A part constituting an addition or enlargement, as in an annex to a building or an extension to a house. Addition to existing facilities.

An allowance of additional time for the payment of debts. An agreement between a debtor and his or her creditors, by which they allow the debtor further time for the payment of liabilities. A creditor's indulgence by giving a debtor further time to pay an existing debt.

The word extension, when used in its proper and usual sense in connection with a lease, means a prolongation of the previous leasehold estate. The distinction between extension and renewal of lease is chiefly that, in the case of renewal, a new lease is requisite, while, in the case of extension, the same lease continues in force during an additional period upon performance of a stipulated act. An option for renewal implies giving a new lease on the same terms as those of an old lease, while an option for extension contemplates a Continuance of an old lease for a further period.

Request for additional time to file an income tax return beyond the due date.


n. granting of a specific amount of extra time to make a payment, file a legal document after the date due, or continue a lease after the original expiration of the term.


(Expansion), noun addition, amplification, augmentation, broadening, dilatation, dilation, distention, enlargement, growth, increase, innrease of size, increment, magnification, prolatio, spreading, stretching, supplementation, widening


(Postponement), noun abeyance, added time, additional time, adjournment, break, continuance, continuation, deferment, deferral, delay, extra time, further time, intermission, moratorium, more time, pause, recess, respite, rest, stall, stay, suspension, suspennion of activity, temporary stop, temporary suspension
Associated concepts: extension for good cause, extension of payment, extension of renewal of note, extension of time
See also: accession, accretion, addition, additive, adjournment, adjunct, advance, appendix, appurtenance, augmentation, boom, continuance, continuation, deferment, development, enlargement, growth, increase, increment, inflation, insertion, latitude, magnitude, offshoot, organ, rider, stress, survival

EXTENSION, comm. law. This term is applied among merchants to signify an agreement made between a debtor and his creditors, by which the latter, in order to enable the former, embarrassed in his circumstances, to retrieve his standing, agree to wait for a definite length of time after their several claims should become due and payable, before they will demand payment.
     2. Among the French, a similar agreement is known by the name of atermoiement. Merl. Rep. mot Atermoiement.

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Strain hardening, also known as extensional thickening, can be described as the resistance of a polymer melt to stretching.
A WWII Veteran's Readjustment and Extensional Methods
In the northern CV, the extensional deformation is associated with N-S-trending faults and NNE-SSW to E-W-trending faults to the south, where shale strata with wedge geometry interbedded in ignimbrites are limited by normal faults (Fig.
He uses extensional shear to increase the viscous dissipation through the viscosity multiplier.
System (A, =, [not equal to], x, [theta]) is ordered semigroup under anti-order if (A, =, [not equal to], x) is a semigroup where the semigroup operation is strongly extensional and relation [theta] is an anti-order relation on (A, =, [not equal to], x).
Extensional viscosity is related to the stress required for the stretching.
A interpretacao estructural de informacao sismica 3D, e sua integracao com dados de pocos perfurados na regiao central e sul (blocos "B" e "VIII") da Bacia de Maracaibo, permitiu estabelecer relacoes entre a deformacao extensional e contractira, a partir do reconhecimento de um conjunto de estructuras invertidas.
This analysis highlights the value of studying both shear and extensional viscosity.
High molecular weight fractions are known to markedly increase the extensional viscosity of higher-molecular weight polymers.
We note again that for the dipoles, the extensional mode contributes to flexural region amplitude, and thus the ratios are not a perfect measure.
4 Aristotle merely says that a universal proof must be of something arbitrary as well as of something primary and seems to explain primacy in extensional terms, as concerning the largest possible domain.
The angular relations between the cataclastic rocks and the conglomerate units, combined with the presence of cataclasite clasts in the conglomerate units and evidence of dip-slip faults within the basin, suggest an extensional setting, where listric normal faults outline detachment allochthons.