a joint between two parts of a structure, machine, etc., permitting expansion, as from heat, without structural damage.
(engineering) a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion
[ik-span-shuh-niz-uh m] /ɪkˈspæn ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. a policy of , as of territory or currency: the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century. /ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country n. “one who advocates the expansion of the territory of his nation,” 1864, from […]
/ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (intransitive) to engage in experiments
- Experimental lisp
language (xlisp) An experimental programming language combining a subset of Common Lisp with an object-oriented extension capability (Class and Object types). It was implemented by David Micheal Betz at Apple to allow experimentation with object-oriented programming on small computers. The C source code has been ported to Unix, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari, and MS-DOS. […]
[ik-sper-uh-men-tl] /ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tl/ adjective 1. pertaining to, derived from, or founded on : an experimental science. 2. of the nature of an ; tentative: The new program is still in an experimental stage. 3. functioning as an or used for : an experimental airplane. 4. based on or derived from ; empirical: experimental knowledge. […]