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Meaning & Definition of Expansion in English

English

Expansion

/ɪkspænʃən/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • expansion
  • ,
  • enlargement

2. A function expressed as a sum or product of terms

  • "The expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2"
    synonym:
  • expansion

3. A discussion that provides additional information

    synonym:
  • expansion
  • ,
  • enlargement
  • ,
  • elaboration

4. Adding information or detail

    synonym:
  • expansion
  • ,
  • expanding upon

Examples of using

Esperanto is a huge expansion of my horizon.
The expansion of the universe is speeding up.
The Viking expansion from the 100th century onwards reached areas such as Normandy, Galicia, Andalusia, Sicily and Crimea.