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Noun
/ikˈspanSHən/,
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expansions, plural;
  1. The action of becoming larger or more extensive
    • - the rapid expansion of suburban Washington
    • - a small expansion of industry
  2. Extension of a state's territory by encroaching on that of other nations, pursued as a political strategy
    • - German expansion in the 1930s
  3. A thing formed by the enlargement, broadening, or development of something
    • - the book is an expansion of a lecture given last year
  4. The increase in the volume of fuel on combustion in the cylinder of an engine, or the piston stroke in which this occurs


  1. the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  2. a function expressed as a sum or product of terms; "the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2"
  3. a discussion that provides additional information
  4. adding information or detail
  5. (expand) extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
  6. (expand) become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"
  7. Expansión is a Spanish economic newspaper published by Unidad Editorial.
  8. Expansion is a live album released by jazz pianist Dave Burrell. It was recorded during a number of concerts in December 2003 and was released on June 8, 2004 by High Two.
  9. Economic growth is the increase of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) or other measure of aggregate income. It is often measured as the rate of change in GDP. Economic growth refers only to the quantity of goods and services produced.
  10. In geometry, expansion is a polytope operation where facets are separated and moved radially apart, and new facets are formed at separated elements (vertices, edges, etc). Equivalently this operation can be imagined by keeping facets in the same location, but reducing their size.
  11. In universal algebra and in model theory, a reduct of an algebraic structure is obtained by omitting some of the operations and relations of that structure. The converse of "reduct" is "expansion."
  12. (Expansions (album)) Expansions is the tenth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his fourth released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded in August 1968 and features performances by Tyner with Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis, and Freddie Waits. ...
  13. The act or process of expanding; The fractional change in unit length per unit length per unit temperature change; A new addition; A product to be used with a previous product
  14. (expand) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something); To express (something) at length and/or in detail; (algebra) To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms; To (be) change(d) ...
  15. (expansions) a period in which real GDP is growing
  16. (Expand) A button seen on some screens of the IE Online web site (i.e. the Browse Journals screen) which, when clicked, divides one broad subject category into multiple sub-categories. This allows more precise browsing of journals by limiting (narrowing) the subject area. (opposite of collapse)
  17. (Expand) Ability to resize objects to produce better organization of on-screen material, usually a graphic or a window.
  18. (Expand) Broadens results by finding articles with this subject or any subject that is narrower in the thesaurus hierarchy. ...
  19. (Expand) Display teh sub-options available for the navigator option.
  20. (Expand) The act of selecting an element to expose hidden child object.
  21. (Expand) To increase in size; to make larger in scope or extent. The revised edition of the tax encyclopedia includes more than 40 new entries, bringing the total to almost 250. Some of the additions fill odd gaps in the original volume. ...
  22. (Expand) To take a new base to secure the resources. A “natural” expansion is the one closest to the “main base.” Casters will refer to every base after that as their “2^nd expansion” “3^rd” and so on and so forth.
  23. (Expand) Verb meaning to get bigger
  24. (Expand) some of our stub articles!
  25. (Expand) the increase or swell of a volume.