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Definition of Expansion

Expansion

  1. The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.
  2. That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal.
  3. Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space.
  4. Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes.
  5. The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of (a + b)2 is a2 + 2ab + b2.
  6. 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.
  7. The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction.
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Expansion Translations

expansion in Danish is udvidelse
expansion in Dutch is uitzetting, expansie
expansion in French is expansion, extension
expansion in German is Erweiterung {f}, Erweiterung, Ausdehnung {f}
expansion in Italian is estensione
expansion in Norwegian is utbredelse, utvidelse
expansion in Swedish is utbredning
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