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extend

(programming)
To add features to a program, especially through the use of hooks.

"Extend" is very often used in the phrase "extend the functionality of a program."

Plug-ins are one form of extension.
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It also benefits from four built-in Gigabit/SFP slot Uplink ports which offer trunking and link aggregation, flexibility and extendibility to core switch or servers.
First, our unique displays can enhance situational awareness to give US and allied troops the edge they need to fight and survive in conflicts of the future, and second we will bring this technology into multiple commercial applications, thus demonstrating the significant extendibility of government funding.
He added: "a 10X extendibility beyond current areal densities looks just as difficult [today] as it did in 1980.
We designed the VeraSEM's platform for extendibility in terms of both device geometry and wafer size.
Targeted first for the sealants market, these 2,000-6,000 molecular weight diols provide improved elasticity and toughness with good extendibility with fillers.