extender

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extender

[ik′sten·dər]
(chemistry)
A material used to dilute or extend or change the properties of resins, ceramics, paints, rubber, and so on.
(electricity)
A male or female receptacle connected by a short cable to make a test point more conveniently accessible to a test probe.

extender

1. A white, inert mineral pigment of low opacity; used in paints to provide bulk, texture, or a lower gloss or to reduce paint cost. Common extenders are calcium carbonate, silica, diatomaceous earth, talc, and clay.
2. A substance added to synthetic resin adhesives to increase volume and reduce cost without affecting quality.