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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.

Expansion Quotations

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
Bruce Lee

Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.
Gary Zukav

The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state.
Thomas Sowell

The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.
James McGreevey

I hope that any expansion of London will learn from the planning examples of some of its most desirable areas such as Chelsea, Notting Hill, Belgravia and Mayfair. All are characterised by high density and a generosity of green spaces. They are all pedestrian-friendly with shops, entertainment, restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance.
Norman Foster
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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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