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ex·pan·sion

 (ĭk-spăn′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of expanding: the new nation's expansion westward.
b. The state of being expanded.
2.
a. An expanded part: an expansion of a river.
b. A product of expanding: a book that is an expansion of the author's PhD thesis.
3. The extent or amount by which something has expanded.
4. Mathematics
a. A quantity written in an extended form, such as in a sum or product of terms.
b. The process of obtaining this form.
5. An expanse.
6. A period of increased economic or business activity.

expansion

(ɪkˈspænʃən)
n
1. the act of expanding or the state of being expanded
2. something expanded; an expanded surface or part
3. the degree, extent, or amount by which something expands
4. an increase, enlargement, or development, esp in the activities of a company
5. (Mathematics) maths
a. the form of an expression or function when it is written as the sum or product of its terms
b. the act or process of determining this expanded form
6. (Mechanical Engineering) the part of an engine cycle in which the working fluid does useful work by increasing in volume
7. (Mechanical Engineering) the increase in the dimensions of a body or substance when subjected to an increase in temperature, internal pressure, etc
exˈpansionary adj

ex•pan•sion

(ɪkˈspæn ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of expanding.
2. the state or quality of being expanded.
3. the amount or degree of expanding.
4. an expanded portion or form of a thing.
6. the development at length of an expression indicated in a contracted form, as a2 + 2ab + b2 for the expression (a + b)2.
7. an increase in economic and industrial activity (opposed to contraction).
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
ex•pan′sion•al, adj.

ex·pan·sion

(ĭk-spăn′shən)
1. An increase in size, volume, or quantity, usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
2. A number or other mathematical expression written in an extended form; for example, a2 + 2ab + b2 is the expansion of (a + b)2.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scopeexpansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
dilatation, dilation - the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
distension, distention - the act of expanding by pressure from within
stretching - act of expanding by lengthening or widening
inflation - the act of filling something with air
magnification - the act of expanding something in apparent size
extension - act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; "extension of the program to all in need"
contraction - the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
2.expansion - a function expressed as a sum or product of terms; "the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
function, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function, map - (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
3.expansion - a discussion that provides additional information
discussion, discourse, treatment - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
expatiation - a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
embellishment, embroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
4.expansion - adding information or detail
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
amplification, elaboration - addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the sketch followed"
annotating, annotation - the act of adding notes
subjoining, subjunction, supplementation - the act of supplementing

expansion

noun
1. increase, development, growth, spread, diffusion, magnification, multiplication, amplification, augmentation the rapid expansion of private health insurance
2. enlargement, inflation, increase, growth, swelling, unfolding, expanse, unfurling, opening out, distension Slow breathing allows for full expansion of the lungs.

expansion

noun
1. The act of increasing in dimensions, scope, or inclusiveness:
2. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water:
Translations
تَوَسُّع ، تَمَدُّد
ekspansionudvidelse
laajennuslaajentuminen
kitágítás
òensla
rozťažnosť
širitev
genişleme

expansion

[ɪksˈpænʃən]
A. N [of metal] → dilatación f; [of town, economy, territory] → desarrollo m; [of subject, idea, trade, market] → ampliación f, desarrollo m; [of production, knowledge] → aumento m, extensión f; [of number] → aumento m (Math) → desarrollo m
B. CPD expansion board N (Comput) → placa f de expansión
expansion bottle N (Aut) → depósito m del agua
expansion bus N (Comput) → bus m de expansión
expansion card N (Comput) → tarjeta f de expansión
expansion slot N (Comput) → ranura f para tarjetas de expansión
expansion tank N (Aut) → depósito m del agua

expansion

[ɪkˈspænʃən] n
[sector, activity] → développement m
[population, production] → accroissement m
[trade, influence] → extension f
[company] → expansion f
[metal, gas] → dilatation fexpansion card ncarte f d'extension

expansion

n (of liquid, gas, metal, universe, property)Ausdehnung f, → Expansion f; (of business, trade, production)Erweiterung f, → Expansion f; (territorial, economic, colonial) → Expansion f; (of subject, idea)Entwicklung f; (Math, of knowledge, membership) → Erweiterung f; (of experience, influence)Vergrößerung f; (of summary, notes)Ausweitung f

expansion

(Comput):
expansion board
nErweiterungsplatine f
expansion card
nErweiterungskarte f

expansion

:
expansion joint
n (Tech) → Dehn(ungs)fuge f
expansion slot
n (Comput) → Erweiterungssteckplatz m

expansion

[ɪksˈpænʃn] n (gen) → espansione f; (of town, economy, idea) → sviluppo; (of production) → aumento; (of knowledge) → approfondimento; (of influence) → estendersi m; (of gas) → espansione, dilatazione f; (of metal) → dilatazione

expand

(ikˈspand) verb
to make or grow larger; to spread out wider. Metals expand when heated; He does exercises to expand his chest; The school's activities have been expanded to include climbing and mountaineering.
exˈpanse (-s) noun
a wide area or extent. an expanse of water.
exˈpansion (-ʃən) noun
the act or state of expanding. the expansion of metals.

ex·pan·sion

n. expansión, extensión, ensanche.
References in classic literature ?
The telephone business did not really begin to grow big and overspread the earth until 1896, but the keynote of expansion was first sounded by Theodore Vail in the earliest days, when as yet the telephone was a babe in arms.
Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
At its utmost expansion in the full grown whale, the tail will considerably exceed twenty feet across.
And in the beginning of their expansion on land, through not having much territory, and because of their great reputation, they had not much to fear from their captains; but when they expanded, as under Carmignuola,[#] they had a taste of this mistake; for, having found him a most valiant man (they beat the Duke of Milan under his leadership), and, on the other hand, knowing how lukewarm he was in the war, they feared they would no longer conquer under him, and for this reason they were not willing, nor were they able, to let him go; and so, not to lose again that which they had acquired, they were compelled, in order to secure themselves, to murder him.
The entanglement remained for some time a secret, kept hidden by my cunning precautions, until I perceived that a certain expansion of waist in Antonomasia must before long disclose it, the dread of which made us all there take counsel together, and it was agreed that before the mischief came to light, Don Clavijo should demand Antonomasia as his wife before the Vicar, in virtue of an agreement to marry him made by the princess, and drafted by my wit in such binding terms that the might of Samson could not have broken it.
The truth is, that the great principles of the Constitution proposed by the convention may be considered less as absolutely new, than as the expansion of principles which are found in the articles of Confederation.
BY a little after noon on the eve of Christmas, John had left his portmanteau in the cloak-room, and stepped forth into Princes Street with a wonderful expansion of the soul, such as men enjoy on the completion of long-nourished schemes.
worm' was a monster of vast size and power--a veritable dragon or serpent, such as legend attributes to vast fens or quags where there was illimitable room for expansion.
All seemed to favour the expansion of the British Empire, and had there been men like Richard Dalloway in the time of Charles the First, the map would undoubtedly be red where it is now an odious green.
Surely nothing could be better, hardly anything more directly fitted than careful reading of Wordsworth, to counter the faults and offences of our busy generation, in regard both to thought and taste, and to remind people, amid the enormous expansion, at the present time, of all that is material and mechanical in life, of the essential value, the permanent ends, of life itself.
Joe sat on the stool, leaning far back into the corner, head thrown back and arms outstretched on the ropes to give easy expansion to the chest.