Is "by extension" the same as "figuratively" when talking about meanings of words? EX: light bulb (plural light bulbs) 1.An evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament which is heated by electrical resistance to produce light. 2.(by extension) An article that resembles such a bulb and converts electricity to light by any process. an incandescent light bulb a fluorescent light bulb an LED light bulb 3.(figuratively) Used in reference to the sudden arrival of a realization, an inspiration, an idea, or the like. Thank you in advance!
Oct 11, 2012 2:59 AM
Answers · 1
According to your example, they are CLEARLY not the same. And that is quite true. They are not the same.
October 11, 2012
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