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expanded, past participle; expanded, past tense; expanding, present participle; expands, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Become or make larger or more extensive
    • - their business expanded into other hotels and properties
    • - baby birds cannot expand and contract their lungs
  2. (of the universe) Undergo a continuous change whereby, according to theory based on observed redshifts, all the galaxies recede from one another

  3. Give a fuller version or account of
    • - Anne expanded on the theory

  1. extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
  2. become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"
  3. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
  4. boom: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
  5. inflate: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  6. elaborate: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
  7. expand is a command in the UNIX Operating System. It is used to convert groups of tabs into space characters.
  8. Expansión is a Spanish economic newspaper published by Unidad Editorial.
  9. (Expansion (album)) Expansion is a live album released by jazz pianist Dave Burrell. It was recorded during a number of concerts in December 2003 and was released on June 8, 2004 by High Two.
  10. (Expansion (economics)) Economic growth is the increase of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) or other measure of aggregate income. It is often measured as the rate of change in GDP. Economic growth refers only to the quantity of goods and services produced.
  11. (Expansion (geometry)) In geometry, expansion is a polytope operation where facets are separated and moved radially apart, and new facets are formed at separated elements (vertices, edges, etc). ...
  12. (Expansion (model theory)) In universal algebra and in model theory, a reduct of an algebraic structure is obtained by omitting some of the operations and relations of that structure. The converse of "reduct" is "expansion."
  13. To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something); To express (something) at length and/or in detail; (algebra) To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms; To (be) change(d) from a ...
  14. (expansion) The act or process of expanding; The fractional change in unit length per unit length per unit temperature change; A new addition; A product to be used with a previous product
  15. (EXPANDED) When the set width of a font has been lengthened, the font will be wider-allowing fewer characters to fit on any given line length. Fonts should be expanded by using a true “expanded” version of a typeface. ...
  16. (Expanded (font)) A font in which the fixed widths of the characters are wider than in the standard typeface. Not the intercharacter space as that is accomplished through letterspacing. This is referring to the characters themselves).
  17. (Expanded) A type design variation with more than normal set. Thus, a loosely spaced or wider than normal font.
  18. (Expanded) Also called extended. A wide version of a regular typeface.
  19. (Expanded) Type that is wide or loosely spaced. Usually at most 8 characters per inch.
  20. (Expanded) [grain kernels] swollen to several times their original size by first steaming under pressure to force moisture into the kernels, and then exposing to air.
  21. (Expanded) expanding: (Process) Subjected to moisture, pressure, and temperature to gelatinize the starch portion. When extruded, its volume is increased, due to abrupt reduction in pressure (AAFCO, 2000).
  22. (expanded) or expansed displayed
  23. Expanded date refers to designs that are pure stitch format. This means that only stitch data is present in the design. Expanded Designs are the opposite of Condensed or Outline designs
  24. Expanded eligibility
  25. (Expanding) A hollow forging operation whereby the diameters are increased by reducing wall thickness with relatively little increase in length by working on a mandrel.