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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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expansion

noun
1. The act of increasing in dimensions, scope, or inclusiveness:
2. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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ex·pan·sion

n. expansión, extensión, ensanche.
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Relyn Winter joins the team as a Senior Consultant for APAC, driving the firm's oil and gas expansion in the region.
QP will also progress plans for new downstream petrochemical plants to utilise ethane and other byproducts." The report also said alongside the gas expansion, Qatar's diversification goals would continue.
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And in Papua New Guinea, the company is planning a three-train liquefied natural gas expansion as it continues to explore for gas in the country's Highlands region.
The natural gas expansion project, also known as the Williams Transco natural gas pipeline, is supported by several Long Island development and business groups but opposed by a coalition of local civic and environmental groups.
"Our discussion explored domestic and international growth opportunities across a range of areas, including oil and LNG bunkering, meeting the Republic of Korea's growing energy demands and attracting investment to our expanding upstream exploration and development operations and our downstream and gas expansion plans.
He referred to a recent review to the project of modernisation of the Bahrain refinery, the new oil pipeline project that connects Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; and the liquefied natural gas harbour project, which is being developed in partnership with the private sector and the third gas plant project of the Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company (Expansion); and other important projects aimed at enhancing competitiveness.
The report noted that despite Opec's plans to cut oil output, GCC governments are expected to resume their oil and gas expansion plans.
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Saudi Arabia's gas expansion is set to free up more oil for export, boosting national revenue and potentially opening up new areas for employment, said Iman Nasseri, a managing director at London-based consultancy FGE.
Another industry canard is that income from oil and gas expansion is needed to fund the transition to a clean economy.
Close on the heels of the Master Gas Expansion II, GPC received in August this year a new major project from Saudi Aramco.