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printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities add-in , board , card , circuit board , circuit card , plug-in
slim short-limbed lizard having a distinctive fold on each side that permits expansion; of western North America alligator lizard
mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States Appalachian Mountains , Appalachians
rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart beat , heartbeat , pulsation , pulse
theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to a given power binomial theorem
rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ bulb
nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion cadre
cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat Carnot's ideal cycle , Carnot cycle
(cosmology) a universe in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang and to cause the universe to collapse again; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amou closed universe
policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully containment
enemy expansion, checking containment
series derived from the expansion of an exponential expression exponential series
family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia (prior to the Slavic expansion into those regions) Finno-Ugrian , Finno-Ugric
state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to b gas , gaseous state
(cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer; the reciprocal of the Hubble constant is the age of the universe Hubble's constant , Hubble constant
(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang inflation
alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used in tuning forks and measuring tapes and other instruments Invar
king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715) Louis the Great , Louis XIV , Sun King
former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads People's Party , Populist Party
borosilicate glass with a low coefficient of expansion; used for heat-resistant glassware in cooking and chemistry Pyrex
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