expansions

[Ex*pan┬Ěsion]

Expansion is what happens when something becomes bigger or more extensive. If you enjoy good pastry, you will be excited by the expansion of the bakery, but be careful or you will also see the expansion of your waistline.

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The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.

Noun
the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

Noun
adding information or detail

Noun
a discussion that provides additional information


n.
The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.

n.
That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal.

n.
Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space.

n.
Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes.

n.
The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of (a + b)2 is a2 + 2ab + b2.

n.
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.

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The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction.


Expansion

Ex*pan"sion , n. [L. expansio: cf. F. 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.
The starred expansion of the skies.
3. Space thought which anything is expanded; also, pure space.
Lost in expansion, void and infinite.
4. (Com.) Enlargement or extension of business transaction; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes. 5. (Math.) The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of (a + b)2 is a2 + 2ab + b2. 6. (Steam Ebgine) 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. (Nav. Arch.) The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction. Ham. Nav. Encyc. &hand; Expansion is also used adjectively, as in expansion joint, expansion gear, etc. Expansion curve, a curve the co'94rdinates of which show the relation between the pressure and volume of expanding gas or vapor; esp. (Steam engine), that part of an indicator diagram which shows the declining pressure of the steam as it expands in the cylinder. -- Expansion gear (Stream Engine). a cut-off gear. See Illust. of Link motion. -- Automatic expansion gear ∨ cut-off, one that is regulated by the governor, and varies the supply of steam to the engine with the demand for power. -- Fixed expansion gear, ∨ Fixed cut-off, one that always operates at the same fixed point of the stroke. -- Expansion joint, ∨ Expansion coupling (Mech. & Engin.), a yielding joint or coupling for so uniting parts of a machine or structure that expansion, as by heat, is prevented from causing injurious strains; as by heat, is prevented from causing injurious strains; as: (a) A side or set of rollers, at the end of bridge truss, to support it but allow end play. (b) A telescopic joint in a steam pipe, to permit one part of the pipe to slide within the other. (c) A clamp for holding a locomotive frame to the boiler while allowing lengthwise motion. -- Expansion valve (Steam Engine), a cut-off valve, to shut off steam from the cylinder before the end of each stroke.

The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.

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Usage Examples

Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion.

After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.

Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.

But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools.

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.

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.

We are the ones looking out for the middle class. Who do think pays for the endless expansion of government? Its middle class taxpayers. Our reforms protect middle class taxpayers.

Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.

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Other Usage Examples

Since the 1960s, there has been a tremendous expansion of the resources available to pay for health care.

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.

The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads.

For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.

Besides the healthcare bill being unconstitutional and a great expansion of federal government, I think if it does not respect people's individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things that are contrary to their deeply held beliefs, there is going to be a visceral negative reaction.

The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it's a joke, a blot on American history.

Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today.

Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds.

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.

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