ex·​tend·​er | \ ik-ˈsten-dər How to pronounce extender (audio) \

Definition of extender

: one that extends: such as
a : a substance added to a product especially in the capacity of a diluent, adulterant, or modifier
b : an added ingredient used to increase the bulk of a food (such as soup or meat)

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The Filehub can also act as a Wi-Fi bridge and wireless extender. Dallas News, "Why everyone needs a Ravpower Filehub in their computer bag," 6 June 2019 For distance issues, try installing Wi-Fi extenders around your house to boost your network’s range. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems," 2 Mar. 2018 The online retailer has some nice deals on external and internal storage, routers, and signal extenders, with record-low prices slapped on a lot of the gear. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Amazon's huge one-day PC networking and storage sale is packed with tech at all-time low prices," 5 Sep. 2018 So the tailor recommended a somewhat unconventional solution: Get a bra strap extender. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The $7 Product That Makes My Too-Tight Bras Wearable," 25 Oct. 2018 An extender package that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) introduced just before Christmas would reinstate the per-barrel tax as of Jan. 1 and push its expiration date to the end of 2018. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Oil and gas companies get a New Year's Day gift," 5 Jan. 2018 Instead, a version of the rotary will act as a range extender in one of two electric vehicles the brand will debut for 2020. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Second Spin: The Mazda Rotary Engine Will Return," 2 Oct. 2018 So in 2013, Mazda created a prototype that incorporated a rotary range extender to nearly double that range and called it the Mazda2 RE Range Extender (Mazda2 is what the Demio is called outside Japan). Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Why Car Lovers Are So Mad for Mazda’s Rotary Engine Revival," 21 May 2018 Some of the best also work as port extenders, and even have USB ports, like this Ventev model. Alan Henry, New York Times, "The Tech You Need to Travel Better," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of extender

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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ex·​tend·​er | \ ik-ˈsten-dər How to pronounce extender (audio) \

Medical Definition of extender

1 : a substance added to a product especially in the capacity of a diluent, adulterant, or modifier
2 : expander

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to take the place or position of

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