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Definitions of expansion

  1. a discussion that provides additional information
  2. the act of increasing in size or volume or quantity or scope
  3. adding information or detail
  4. the act of increasing ( something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  5. The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.
  6. That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal.
  7. Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space.
  8. Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes.
  9. The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of ( a + b) 2 is a2 + 2ab + b2.
  10. 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.
  11. The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction.
  12. The act of spreading out; the state of being stretched out; increase in size.
  13. 1. An increase in size. 2. The spreading out of any structure, as a tendon. 3. An expanse, a wide area.
  14. Act of expanding: state of being expanded: enlargement: that which is expanded: immensity.
  15. Act of expanding; dilation; extent.
  16. The act of expanding; increase; enlargement.
  17. The act of expanding; the state of being expanded; enlargement; distention; extent; extension; increase in trade or the circulation of bank- notes; an increase of the bulk of any body by an agent acting within.
  18. Act of expanding; state of being expanded; the enlargement of the surface or size of a body; extension.
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Usage examples for expansion

  1. 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
  2. Thus he also prepared the way for that commercial expansion which was necessary if the Jewish state was to survive in the midst of its many powerful foes. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  3. Now, if the bark had power to refuse expansion of course, you know, the tree would die. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  4. The steady expansion of commerce and industry during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had been attended by a remarkable development of town life. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  5. Mr. Stephen's third volume is chiefly occupied by the history of the later Utilitarians, and the expansion of their cardinal principle in its application to a changing temper of the times, under the leadership of John Stuart Mill. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  6. The train of thoughts in which I had indulged, and the peculiarly vacant condition of my mind, made the time favorable for expansion upon the theme which had occurred to me; and so I inflicted on the poor boy a long letter, or sermon, or essay, or whatever you may please to call it, which I am enclosing to you. – A Jolly by Josh by "Josh"
  7. 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
  8. The history of agricultural work in Ontario in recent years may be put under two heads- expansion of the various organizations and extension of their operations, and the development of what may be called 'field work. – History of Farming in Ontario by C. C. James
  9. The wish for expansion has continually made itself felt, and the frequent result of war as well as of peaceful discovery has been to gratify it. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  10. And the saddest part of all is that the younger generation learn no experience thus; but when they form a circle of their own and the same expansion happens, they do as their parents did, saying to themselves, " My parents lost my confidence by insisting on what was not really important; but my objections are reasonable and justifiable, and my children must trust me to know what is right." – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. In large engines it is used for reversing only, a separate expansion valve being used for varying the point of cut off. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. Meanwhile, just before the war and during its early years, an English naval officer was laying the foundation for an enormous expansion of the British empire in the east. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  13. It is impossible that the most limited mind should not feel expansion and know illumination in even the effort to comprehend what justice actually is and involves. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  14. The borders of the commercial world received sudden enlargement, and the boundaries of the intellectual world underwent similar expansion – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  15. Whether it is nobler to increase one's bank account at the expense of all the personal expansion of life, through study, social life, travel,- all that makes up a choice and fine culture, and at the expense of depriving one's self of the untold luxury of service, as needs come in view,- is certainly an open question, and one in which there is a good deal to say for other uses of money than that of establishing an impressive bank account; but leaving this aspect of the problem, one returns to that phase of it represented by self- reliance. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  16. Never had he felt the expansion of a similar mood. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  17. Undergoing a seeming expansion of his powers, Erik Dorn had become a startling, fascinating figure in the new world he had entered. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  18. At the same time, the Government must make substantial expenditures which are necessary to the growth and expansion of the domestic economy. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. The vision of universal expansion was wholly veiled until the eighteenth century; and even when it came it was far less vivid and vital than what came in the sixteenth. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  20. And I hope that we can continue that expansion in the days ahead. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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