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coefficient of expansion
Word Origin
noun
,
Physics.
1.
the fractional change in length, area, or volume per unit change in temperature of a solid, liquid, or gas at a given constant pressure.
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Also called
expansivity
.
Origin of
coefficient of expansion
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1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for
coefficient of expansion
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coefficient of expansion
noun
1.
the amount of expansion (or contraction) per unit length of a material resulting from one degree change in temperature
Also called
expansivity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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