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1. Stretched or pulled out: an extended telescope.
2. Continued for a long period of time; protracted: had an extended vacation in the Alps.
3. Enlarged or broad in meaning, scope, or influence: an extended sense of the word honest.

ex·tend′ed·ly adv.
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1. stretched out in time, space, influence, application, etc
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse's pace) free-moving and with long steps: an extended trot.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another word for expanded1
exˈtendedly adv
exˈtendedness n
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(ɪkˈstɛn dɪd)

1. stretched or spread out.
2. continued or prolonged: an extended visit.
3. enlarged, as in scope or application: extended insurance coverage.
4. extensive: extended treatment of a subject.
6. of or pertaining to a meaning of a word other than its original or primary meaning.
ex•tend′ed•ly, adv.
ex•tend′ed•ness, n.
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1. 'extended'

You use extended to describe things which last longer than usual.

...extended news bulletins on TV.
If smoked in large doses for an extended period, marijuana can be physically addictive.
2. 'extensive'

If something is extensive, it covers a large area.

...an extensive Roman settlement in north-west England.

An extensive effect is very great.

Many buildings suffered extensive damage in the blast.

Extensive also means 'covering many details'.

We had fairly extensive discussions.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extended - relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
2.extended - fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand"
unextended - not extended or stretched out; "an unextended arm"
3.extended - drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
4.extended - beyond the literal or primary sense; "`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'"
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
5.extended - large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity; "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "they suffered extensive damage"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
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1. lengthened, long, prolonged, protracted, stretched out, drawn-out, unfurled, elongated, unrolled He and Naomi spent an extended period getting to know one another.
2. broad, wide, expanded, extensive, widespread, comprehensive, large-scale, enlarged, far-reaching a tribal society grouped in huge extended families
3. outstretched, conferred, stretched out, proffered She found herself kissing the old lady's extended hand.
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A. ADJ (= stretched out) → extendido; (= prolonged) [stay] → prolongado
to grant sb extended creditconceder a algn un crédito ilimitado
he has been granted extended leavese le ha concedido una prórroga del permiso
B. CPD extended family Nfamilia f extendida
extended forecast N (US) → pronóstico m a largo plazo
extended memory N (Comput) → memoria f extendida
extended play NEP m, maxi-single m
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[ɪkˈstɛndɪd] adj
for an extended period → pour une durée prolongée
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extended credit
n (Fin) → verlängerter Kredit
extended family
nGroßfamilie f
extended memory
extended-play record
nSchallplatte fmit verlängerter Spielzeit
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References in classic literature ?
At this moment, to the left, lay extended one of the finest circles of lunar orography, one of the curiosities of this continent.
Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first.
I was diverted with none so much as that of the rope-dancers, performed upon a slender white thread, extended about two feet, and twelve inches from the ground.
A desert extended around them, and stretched to the southwest, as far as the eye could reach, rivalling the deserts of Asia and Africa in sterility.
I should think them too indolent to devote any attention to its culture; and, indeed, as far as my observation extended, not a single atom of the soil was under any other cultivation than that of shower and sunshine.
In length, the Sperm Whale's skeleton at Tranque measured seventy-two feet; so that when fully invested and extended in life, he must have been ninety feet long; for in the whale, the skeleton loses about one fifth in length compared with the living body.
But why is the experiment of an extended republic to be rejected, merely because it may comprise what is new?
There, placed between two rivers on the borders of Scotland, but still on English soil, the tents of a little army extended. It was midnight.
Their trade extended along the whole coast from California to the high northern latitudes.
Nor has he treated well the equality of goods, for he has extended his regulation only to land; whereas a man's substance consists not only in this, but also in slaves, cattle, money, and all that variety of things which fall under the name of chattels; now there must be either an equality established in all these, or some certain rule, or they must be left entirely at large.
Daughtry extended his left hand, with a little wiggle of the little finger advertising the seat of the affliction.
ROAMING BY the mountainside at sundown, a Wolf saw his own shadow become greatly extended and magnified, and he said to himself, "Why should I, being of such an immense size and extending nearly an acre in length, be afraid of the Lion?