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expansion

noun

1 expansion

The act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.

synonym: enlargement.

Roget 549: exaggeration; expansion etc. 194; hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring; high coloring, caricature, caricatura; extravagance etc. (nonsense) ... show more

Roget 322: rarity, tenuity; absence of solidity etc. 321; subtility; subtilty, subtlety; sponginess, compressibility.    rarefaction, expansion, dilatation, inflation, ... show more

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Roget 21: copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigies, effigy, form, likeness.    image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, ectype, ... show more

Roget 194: expansion; increase of size etc. 35; enlargement, extension, augmentation; amplification, ampliation; aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, ... show more

Dutch: ontwikkeling, verruiming, uitzetting, uitdijing, toename, groei, expansie, extensie, proliferatie, uitbreiding ... show more
Polish: powińôkszenie



2 expansion

A function expressed as a sum or product of terms.

3 expansion

A discussion that provides additional information.

synonyms: elaboration, enlargement.

4 expansion

Adding information or detail.

synonym: expanding upon.

Dutch: expansie


Moby thesaurus: access, accession, accomplishment, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, acreage, addition, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, amplification, amplitude, appreciation, area, ascent, attenuation, augmentation, ballooning ... show more.

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