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[ik-spand] /ɪkˈspænd/

verb (used with object)
1.
to increase in extent, size, volume, scope, etc.:
Heat expands most metals. He hopes to expand his company.
2.
to spread or stretch out; unfold:
A bird expands its wings.
3.
to express in fuller form or greater detail; develop:
to expand a short story into a novel.
4.
Mathematics.

verb (used without object)
5.
to increase or grow in extent, bulk, scope, etc.:
Most metals expand with heat. The mind expands with experience.
6.
to spread out; unfold; develop:
The buds had not yet expanded.
7.
to express something more fully or in greater detail (usually followed by on or upon):
to expand on a statement.
/ɪkˈspænd/
verb
1.
to make or become greater in extent, volume, size, or scope; increase
2.
to spread out or be spread out; unfold; stretch out
3.
(intransitive) often foll by on. to enlarge or expatiate on (a story, topic, etc) in detail
4.
(intransitive) to become increasingly relaxed, friendly, or talkative
5.
(maths) to express (a function or expression) as the sum or product of terms
v

early 15c., “spread out, spread flat,” from Anglo-French espaundre, Middle French espandre and directly from Latin expandere “to spread out, unfold, expand,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + pandere “to spread, stretch” (see pace (n.)). Sense of “grow larger” first recorded 1640s. Related: Expanded; expanding.

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