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)

Examples of extender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a USB power cable included in the box and an HDMI extender to make attaching the stick to soundbars a little easier. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 May 2022 He was then restrained by the flight attendant and nearby passengers, using a seatbelt extender and tape, according to the report. Caitlin Morton, CBS News, 4 May 2022 Designed by Ayro, the OceanWings32 is essentially a range and speed extender. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2022 The wireless dongle then plugs into the extender, as well. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2022 The least expensive way to increase coverage in a large area is by using a device that will repeat the primary signal, better known as a range extender. Ken Colburn, The Arizona Republic, 31 Jan. 2022 The Cube has four ports in the back — one HDMI, one microUSB, one IR extender, and one power connector. Sarah Toscano, EW.com, 18 Dec. 2021 Some systems, such as the EufyCam 2 Pro, come with a hub that can act as a Wi-Fi range extender. Simon Hill Adrienne So, Wired, 13 Oct. 2021 But Soar’s real differentiator is a powertrain that uses direct combustion of liquid hydrogen as a range extender. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of extender

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Extender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extender. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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