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Definitions of expansion

  1. adding information or detail Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of (a + b)2 is a2 + 2ab + b2. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The operation of steam in a cylinder after its communication with the boiler has been cut off, by which it continues to exert pressure upon the moving piston. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act of spreading out; the state of being stretched out; increase in size. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Act of expanding: state of being expanded: enlargement: that which is expanded: immensity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act of expanding; dilation; extent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of expanding; increase; enlargement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Act of expanding; state of being expanded; the enlargement of the surface or size of a body; extension. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for expansion

  1. With large, square stakes there is usually sufficient room for expansion even when the twine is tied tight. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  2. It cannot be called an intrigue, nor treated as one; it tends altogether to expansion whereas a genuine dramatic subject should tend to concentration. – Views and Reviews by Henry James