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extender

 [ek-sten´der]
something that enlarges or prolongs; called also expander.
artificial plasma extender (plasma volume extender) a substance that can be transfused to maintain fluid volume of the blood in event of great necessity, supplemental to the use of whole blood and plasma. Called also plasma volume expander.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·ten·der

(eks-tend'ĕr)
1. A person who or device that spreads, stretches, or increases.
2. Substance that prolongs a medication's effect.
[L. extendo, to stretch]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Designed for power users with gigabit broadband connections, the high-performance AC3800 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Extender System (WAP6906) can be used as an extender with many of the Multy Pro-enabled Wi-Fi residential gateways or can be connected to any existing broadband router to create an independent whole-home Wi-Fi system.
This Wi-Fi extender is designed to be a small form factor meaning that it can be discreetly plugged into any wall socket and this convenient placement allows one to increase the signal coverage of Wi-Fi network.
For service providers that prefer the ease of use of powerline networking, the WF-802GW (802.11ac dual-band 2x2 Wi-Fi extender) and the WF-802G (Ethernet adapter) use MaxLinear G.hn Wave-2 technology to deliver gigabit-speed services that consumers can easily install by plugging into any home socket.
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The new joint reference system is based upon a distributed access point architecture that augments the home gateway with Wi-Fi extenders connected via a wired or wireless backbone.