[ik-span-shuh n] /ɪkˈspæn ʃən/
the act or process of expanding.
the state or quality of being expanded.
the amount or degree of expanding.
an expanded, dilated, or enlarged portion or form of a thing:
The present article is an expansion of one he wrote last year.
anything spread out; expanse.
Machinery. that part of the operation of an engine in which the volume of the working medium increases and its pressure decreases.
an increase in economic and industrial activity (opposed to ).
additional content for a video game, card game, board game, etc., that significantly expands or alters the way the game is played: I really improved my deck with cards from the latest expansion.
You can play the stand-alone expansion without ever buying the original game.
an excessive increase, enlargement, or development, esp in the activities of a company
the act of expanding or the state of being expanded
something expanded; an expanded surface or part
the degree, extent, or amount by which something expands
an increase, enlargement, or development, esp in the activities of a company
the part of an engine cycle in which the working fluid does useful work by increasing in volume
the increase in the dimensions of a body or substance when subjected to an increase in temperature, internal pressure, etc
1610s, “anything spread out;” 1640s, “act of expanding,” from French expansion, from Late Latin expansionem (nominative expansio) “a spreading out,” noun of action from past participle stem of Latin expandere (see expand).
expansion ex·pan·sion (ĭk-spān’shən)
[ik-spekt] /ɪkˈspɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to look forward to; regard as likely to happen; anticipate the occurrence or the coming of: I expect to read it. I expect him later. She expects that they will come. 2. to look for with reason or justification: We expect obedience. 3. Informal. to suppose or surmise; […]
[ik-spek-tuh nt] /ɪkˈspɛk tənt/ adjective 1. having ; : an excited, expectant audience. 2. pregnant; : an expectant mother. 3. characterized by : an expectant attitude. 4. in ; ; prospective: an expectant fortune. noun 5. a person who or who waits in . /ɪkˈspɛktənt/ adjective 1. expecting, anticipating, or hopeful: an expectant glance 2. […]
[ek-spek-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or the state of : to wait in expectation. 2. the act or state of looking forward or anticipating. 3. an mental attitude: a high pitch of expectation. 4. something ; a thing looked forward to. 5. Often, expectations. a prospect of future good or profit: […]
[ik-spen-di-cher] /ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər/ noun 1. the act of something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption. 2. something that is ; : Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items. /ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə/ noun 1. something expended, such as time or money 2. the act of expending n. 1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) […]