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by extension

  1. (logic) Used to connect the internal logic of two statements.
    He argued that the failure of a democratic government, by extension, meant the failure of the people.
    Synonyms: hence, consequently, therefore
  2. (linguistics, semantics) In the broad sense; broadly
    Synonyms: sensu lato, lato sensu
  3. (linguistics) figuratively, metaphorically
    Antonym: literally

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