expando

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a short form of expandable object.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

expando (plural expandos)

  1. (computing, programming) A property added to an object at run-time.
    • 2009, Ted Pattison, ‎Daniel Larson, Inside Microsoft Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0
      Because JavaScript objects are not constrained to predefined interfaces as they are with .NET objects, you can set expando properties on any object.
    • 2010, Alexei White, JavaScript Programmer's Reference
      I talk more about expandos in Chapter 10. This means that you can arbitrarily add new properties to an object whenever you want.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ex (out) + pandō (spread).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active expandō, present infinitive expandere, perfect active expandī, supine expansum

  1. I spread out
  2. I expand
  3. I explain

Inflection[edit]

  • expans- is sometimes expass-

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • expando” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

expando

  1. first-person singular present indicative of expandir

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

expando

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of expandir.