Expansion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspænʃn|  American pronunciation of the word expansion
Brit.  |ɪkˈspanʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word expansion

noun

- the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope (syn: enlargement)
- a function expressed as a sum or product of terms

the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2

- a discussion that provides additional information (syn: elaboration, enlargement)
- adding information or detail

Examples

The league is undergoing expansion.

the expansion of a lecture series into a book

This book is an expansion of a lecture series.

The company has abandoned plans for further expansion.

The book is an expansion of a lecture series.

The rapid expansion of cities can cause social and economic problems.

The industry underwent a period of rapid expansion.

The novel is an expansion of a short story he wrote about forty years ago.

The expansions of hard rock, afford a kind of irregular pavement.

the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2

the metal's coefficient of expansion

He gave a succinct overview of the expansion project.

The government put a brake on plans for expansion.

I also optioned the land around the company for future expansion.

The expansion of state education brought new and wider opportunities for working class children.

Word forms

noun
singular: expansion
plural: expansions
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