[ UK /ɛkspˈænʃən/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈspænʃən, ɪkˈspæntʃən/ ]
  1. adding information or detail
  2. a function expressed as a sum or product of terms
    the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2
  3. the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  4. a discussion that provides additional information
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How To Use expansion In A Sentence

  • The late 1950s and early 1960s were a period of expansion and creativity.
  • In fact, the mark ties with that of the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an expansion team that lost the first 26 games of its existence, the longest losing streak in major American professional sports.
  • White House officials said the bill helped "propel" the company's recent expansion. A state dinner do-over
  • It aims to group existing GP practices in a location which will allow the expansion of primary care services including mental health services, district nursing and health visiting, podiatry and minor operations.
  • Even after all these thousands of years of human settlement, the vastness of Majipoor was such that ample room for expansion still remained. LORD PRESTIMION
  • He believed that socialism would — and must — come to America, not through armed, bloody revolution but through popular participation in representational government and the constant expansion of the state. Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood
  • One must guard against the misinterpretation of this term impoverishment as compared with the state of affairs which would have developed in the absence of credit expansion and the boom. Is Something Better Than Nothing?
  • The volume expansion provides an excellent mechanism to expel and propel fluid products – including hydrocarbons – from the area of serpentinization to seep sites at the crust hydrosphere/atmosphere interface. At it Again
  • At present, monetary policy is expansionary, as interest rates are less than the rate of inflation.
  • Poor trading figures put back our plans for expansion.
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