verb (used with object)
to increase in extent, size, volume, scope, etc.:
Heat expands most metals. He hopes to expand his company.
to spread or stretch out; unfold:
A bird expands its wings.
to express in fuller form or greater detail; develop:
to expand a short story into a novel.
verb (used without object)
to increase or grow in extent, bulk, scope, etc.:
Most metals expand with heat. The mind expands with experience.
to spread out; unfold; develop:
The buds had not yet expanded.
to express something more fully or in greater detail (usually followed by on or upon):
to expand on a statement.
to make or become greater in extent, volume, size, or scope; increase
to spread out or be spread out; unfold; stretch out
(intransitive) often foll by on. to enlarge or expatiate on (a story, topic, etc) in detail
(intransitive) to become increasingly relaxed, friendly, or talkative
(maths) to express (a function or expression) as the sum or product of terms
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.
[ik-span-did] /ɪkˈspæn dɪd/ adjective 1. increased in area, bulk, or volume; enlarged: an expanded version of a story. 2. spread out; extended: the expanded frontiers of the Roman Empire. 3. Also, extended. Printing. (of type) wider in proportion to its height. Compare (def 4). [ik-spand] /ɪkˈspænd/ verb (used with object) 1. to increase in extent, […]
noun 1. See under . noun 1. a system used in the U.S. to facilitate the delivery of mail, consisting of a five- or nine-digit code printed directly after the address, the first five digits (initial code) indicating the state and post office or postal zone, the last four (expanded code) the box section or […]
- Expanded memory
storage Memory used through EMS. In systems based on Intel 80386 or later processor expanded memory is part of the extended memory that is mapped into the expanded memory page frame by the processor. The mapping is controlled by the EMM. In earlier systems, a dedicated EMS hardware adaptor is needed to map memory into […]
- Expanded memory manager
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