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1    the act of expanding or the state of being expanded  
2    something expanded; an expanded surface or part  
3    the degree, extent, or amount by which something expands  
4    an increase, enlargement, or development, esp. in the activities of a company  
5      (Maths)  
a    the form of an expression or function when it is written as the sum or product of its terms  
b    the act or process of determining this expanded form  
6    the part of an engine cycle in which the working fluid does useful work by increasing in volume  
7    the increase in the dimensions of a body or substance when subjected to an increase in temperature, internal pressure, etc.  
  expansionary      adj  

coefficient of expansion  
      n   the amount of expansion (or contraction) per unit length of a material resulting from one degree change in temperature,   (Also called)    expansivity  
expansion bend  
      n     (Engineering)   a loop in a pipe conveying hot fluid that provides flexibility which takes up thermal expansion and thus reduces temperature-induced stress in the pipe to an acceptable level  
expansion bolt  
      n   a bolt that expands on tightening, enabling it to be secured into an unthreaded hole  
expansion joint  
      n     (Engineering)   a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion  
expansion slot  
      n   a physical electronic interface provided in a computer system to enable extra facilities to be added at a later date  
triple expansion engine  
      n   (formerly) a steam engine in which the steam is expanded in three stages in cylinders of increasing diameter to accommodate the increasing volume of the steam  
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amplification, augmentation, development, diffusion, dilatation, distension, enlargement, expanse, growth, increase, inflation, magnification, multiplication, opening out, spread, swelling, unfolding, unfurling  

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