expansion

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See also: Expansion and expansión

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French expansion, from Latin expānsiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspænʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pan‧sion

Noun[edit]

expansion (countable and uncountable, plural expansions)

  1. An act, process, or instance of expanding.
    The expansion of metals and plastics in response to heat is well understood.
  2. The fractional change in unit length per unit length per unit temperature change.
  3. A new addition.
    My new office is in the expansion behind the main building.
  4. A product to be used with a previous product.
    This expansion requires the original game board.
  5. That which is expanded; expanse; extended surface.
    • a. 1804, James Beattie, “The Beginning of the First Book of Lucretius”, in The Poetical Works of James Beattie (The Aldine Edition of the British Poets), London: Bell and Daldy [], published 1866, OCLC 6338050, pages 170–171:
      Mother of mighty Rome's imperial line, / Delight of man, and of the powers divine, / Venus, all-bounteous queen! whose genial power / Diffuses beauty in unbounded store / Through seas, and fertile plains, and all that lies / Beneath the starred expansion of the skies.
  6. (steam engines) 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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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin expānsiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

expansion f (plural expansions)

  1. expansion

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Expansion

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin expānsiō, attested from 1776.[1]

Noun[edit]

expansion c

  1. expansion

Declension[edit]

Declension of expansion 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative expansion expansionen expansioner expansionerna
Genitive expansions expansionens expansioners expansionernas

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