Definition of expansion:
- Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes.
- Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space.
- That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal.
- The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.
- The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of ( a + b) 2 is a2 + 2ab + b2.
- The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction.
- The operation of steam in a cylinder after its communication with the boiler has been cut off, by which it continues to exert pressure upon the moving piston.
- addition (part of speech: noun)
- increase (part of speech: noun)
- expansion (part of speech: noun)
- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
- "The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.)", Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké.