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Definition 1: the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for expansion in the sense of this definition

(expansion is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

(... is a kind of expansion ) the act of expanding an aperture

"the dilation of the pupil of the eye"

(... is a kind of expansion ) the act of expanding by pressure from within

(... is a kind of expansion ) act of expanding by lengthening or widening

(... is a kind of expansion ) the act of filling something with air

(... is a kind of expansion ) the act of expanding something in apparent size

(... is a kind of expansion ) act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

"extension of the program to all in need"

Definition 2: adding information or detail - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for expansion in the sense of this definition

(expansion is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

(... is a kind of expansion ) addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

"a few remarks added in amplification and defense" "an elaboration of the sketch followed"

(... is a kind of expansion ) the act of adding notes

(... is a kind of expansion ) the act of supplementing

Definition 3: a discussion that provides additional information - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for expansion in the sense of this definition

(expansion is a kind of ...) an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

"the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic" "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

(... is a kind of expansion ) a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail

(... is a kind of expansion ) elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

"the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"

Definition 4: a function expressed as a sum or product of terms - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where expansion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2

(expansion is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

(expansion belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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