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.

Quotes of expansion

  1. Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other. – Felix Adler
  2. English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power. – Bernhard von Bulow
  3. When you take something extremely broad, then it is not a work of expansion or work of compression. It's hard because you have to decide what to throw out. – Iris Chang
  4. The only possible role that I can see for reconciliation would be to make modest changes in the major package to improve affordability, to deal with what share of Medicaid expansion the federal government pays, those kinds of issues, which is the traditional role for reconciliation in health care. – Kent Conrad
  5. Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. – Charles William Eliot
  6. Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today. – Arthur Erickson
  7. Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves. – Paul Harris
  8. It is apparent that Christianity and Islam must come, and come immediately, to a closer understanding, and it is equally apparent that their unity if achieved, will be the most effective defensive measure against Communist expansion – Aly Khan
  9. As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion – Ron Kind
  10. The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States. – Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  11. Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning. – Anais Nin
  12. I think that the game is the game. I think that expansion is good for the game because it gives more jobs to the people and more ballplayers can play, but I think the game is still the game. The ballplayers, they come into the game with one thing in mind- it's their job. – Tony Oliva
  13. Legislation to create a new 10 percent tax bracket, reduce the marriage penalty, cut the tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and increase the child tax credit have been essential elements in this economic expansion – Roger Wicker
  14. Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt. – Sarah Zettel

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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