extend

(redirected from Extendability)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ex·tend

(eks-tend'),
To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment.
[L. ex- tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

ex·tend

(eks-tend')
To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment.
[L. ex-tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

extend

(ĕk-stĕnd′) [Gr. ex, out, + L. tendere, to stretch]
1. To straighten a joint such as the knee or elbow by increasing the angle formed by the proximal and distal bones.
2. To move forward.
3. To increase the angle between the bones forming a joint.
References in periodicals archive ?
Second, POSTGRES extendability has been accomplished by making the parser, optimizer and execution engine entirely table-driven.
The test for extendability is completed using a reduction to 2-SAT.
f] (p) of a point p [member of] [partial derivative]D contains a point q [member of] [partial derivative]D', then f extends holomorphically to a neighborhood of p and the set of holomorphic extendability of f is an open dense subset of [partial derivative]D.