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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

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

I like to talk about lint and coasters, the expansion of the universe and maybe McDonald's. I'm completely turned off by the idea of politics.
Steven Wright

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

Israel is following policies which maximise its security threats... policies which choose expansion over security... policies which lead to their moral degradation, their isolation, their delegitimation, as they call it now, and very likely ultimate destruction. That's not impossible.
Noam Chomsky
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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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