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v. ex·pand·ed, ex·pand·ing, ex·pands
1. To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge: expanded her store by adding a second room. See Synonyms at increase.
2. To express at length or in detail; enlarge on: expanded his remarks afterward.
3. To open (something) up or out; spread out: The bird expanded its wings and flew off.
4. Mathematics To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
1. To become greater in size, volume, quantity, or scope: Air expands when heated. This critic's influence is expanding.
2. To speak or write at length or in detail: expand on a favorite topic.
3. To open up or out; unfold: The chair expands to form a daybed.
[Middle English expanden, to spread out, from Latin expandere : ex-, ex- + pandere, to spread; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
becoming, or capable of becoming, greater in extent, volume, size, or scope
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
expanding[ɪksˈpændɪŋ] ADJ [metal] → dilatable; [bracelet] → expandible; [market, industry, profession] → en expansión
the expanding universe → el universo en expansión
expanding file → carpeta f de acordeón
a job with expanding opportunities → un empleo con perspectivas de futuro
a rapidly expanding industry → una industria en rápida expansión
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
expanding[ɪksˈpændɪŋ] adj (universe, industry) → in espansione
after six months her expanding waistline became impossible to hide → dopo sei mesi le riuscì impossibile nascondere il pancione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995