# Definition:Extension of Operation

## Definition

Let $\left({S, \circ}\right)$ be a magma.

Let $\left({T, \circ \restriction_T}\right)$ be a submagma of $\left({S, \circ}\right)$, where $\circ \restriction_T$ denotes the restriction of $\circ$ to $T$.

Then:

$\left({S, \circ}\right)$ is an extension of $\left({T, \circ \restriction_T}\right)$

or

$\left({S, \circ}\right)$ extends $\left({T, \circ \restriction_T}\right)$

We can use the term directly to the operation itself and say:

$\circ$ is an extension of $\circ \restriction_T$

or:

$\circ$ extends $\circ \restriction_T$