expansion

See also: Expansion and expansión

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French expansion, from Latin expānsiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspænʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pan‧sion

NounEdit

expansion (countable and uncountable, plural expansions)

  1. The act or process of expanding.
    The expansion of metals and plastics in response to heat is well understood.
  2. The fractional change in unit length per unit length per unit temperature change.
  3. A new addition.
    My new office is in the expansion behind the main building.
  4. A product to be used with a previous product.
    This expansion requires the original game board.
  5. That which is expanded; expanse; extended surface.
    • 1771, James Beattie, The Minstrel
      the starred expansion of the skies
  6. (steam engines) 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.

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

EtymologyEdit

From Latin expānsiō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

expansion f (plural expansions)

  1. expansion

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Expansion

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin expānsiō, attested from 1776.[1]

NounEdit

expansion c

  1. expansion

DeclensionEdit

Declension of expansion 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative expansion expansionen expansioner expansionerna
Genitive expansions expansionens expansioners expansionernas

ReferencesEdit