1 the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope [syn: enlargement] [ant: contraction]
3 adding information or detail [syn: expanding upon]
- The act or process of expanding.
- The expansion of metals and plastics in response to heat is well understood.
- The fractional change in unit length per unit length per unit temperature change.
- A new addition.
- My new office is in the expansion behind the main building.
- A product to be used with a previous product.
- "This expansion requires the original game-board."
Translations*Finnish: laajentuminen, laajennus
Antonymsact of expanding
. Expansion may refer to:
- In physics:
- In computer hardware: an expansion card
- In computer programming: in-line expansion
- In computer gaming:
- an expansion pack
- (in real time strategy games like Starcraft) building a secondary base to gather more resources.
- In mathematics:
- An expansion team in sports.
- In medicine, a trinucleotide repeat expansion disorder is the result of expansion during DNA translation.
- An album by Dave Burrell.
- In economics: economic expansion
expansion in Danish: Ekspansion
expansion in German: Expansion
expansion in Esperanto: Ekspansio
expansion in French: Expansion
expansion in Dutch: Expansie
expansion in Russian: Экспансия
expansion in Slovak: Expanzia
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