|1.||the act of expanding or the state of being expanded|
|2.||something expanded; an expanded surface or part|
|3.||the degree, extent, or amount by which something expands|
|4.||an increase, enlargement, or development, esp in the activities of a company|
|a. the form of an expression or function when it is written as the sum or product of its terms|
|b. the act or process of determining this expanded form|
|6.||the part of an engine cycle in which the working fluid does useful work by increasing in volume|
|7.||the increase in the dimensions of a body or substance when subjected to an increase in temperature, internal pressure, etc|
expansion ex·pan·sion (ĭk-spān'shən)
An increase in size.
The spreading out of a structure, such as a tendon.
|expansion (ĭk-spān'shən) Pronunciation Key