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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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Proceeding down along the Popo Agie, Captain Bonneville came again in full view of the "Bluffs," as they are called, extending from the base of the Wind River Mountains far away to the east, and presenting to the eye a confusion of hills and cliffs of red sandstone, some peaked and angular, some round, some broken into crags and precipices, and piled up in fantastic masses; but all naked and sterile.
Early the next morning they descended the south side of the mountain into the great plain extending between it and the Littlehorn range.
As, in extending the American trade along the coast to the northward, it might be brought into the vicinity of the Russian Fur Company, and produce a hostile rivalry, it was part of the plan of Mr.
Should the Northwest Company persist in extending their trade in that quarter, their competition might be of serious detriment to the plans of Mr.
Conjectures as to Napoleon's awareness of the danger of extending his line, and (on the Russian side) as to luring the enemy into the depths of Russia, are evidently of that kind, and only by much straining can historians attribute such conceptions to Napoleon and his marshals, or such plans to the Russian commanders.
With future versions of NetWare, customers will also have the choice of adding Linux as a supported application server deployment platform--further extending Novell's leadership in open source, cross-platform computing.
1) Before extending credit to a depository institution, a Federal Reserve Bank should determine if the institution is an undercapitalized insured depository institution or a critically undercapitalized insured depository institution and, if so, follow the lending procedures specified in section 201.