HyperDic: expansion

English > 4 senses of the word expansion:
NOUNactexpansion, enlargementthe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
relationexpansiona function expressed as a sum or product of terms
communicationexpansion, enlargement, elaborationa discussion that provides additional information
actexpansion, expanding uponadding information or detail
expansion > pronunciation
Soundsihkspae'nchahn; ihkspae'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > expansion: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.
Synonymenlargement
Narrowerdilation, dilatationThe act of expanding an aperture
distention, distensionThe act of expanding by pressure from within
extensionAct of expanding in scope
inflationThe act of filling something with air
magnificationThe act of expanding something in apparent size
stretchingAct of expanding by lengthening or widening
Broaderincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
OppositecontractionThe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
Spanishagrandamiento, ampliación, expansión
Catalanampliació, expansió
English > expansion: 4 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningA function expressed as a sum or product of terms.
Example"the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broaderfunction, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(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)
English > expansion: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA discussion that provides additional information.
Synonymsenlargement, elaboration
Narrowerembellishment, embroideryelaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
expatiationA discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
Broaderdiscussion, treatment, discourseAn extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
Spanishampliación
Catalanampliació
Verbsexpandadd details, as to an account or idea
English > expansion: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningadding information or detail.
Synonymexpanding upon
Narroweramplification, elaborationAddition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
annotation, annotatingThe act of adding notes
supplementation, subjunction, subjoiningThe act of supplementing
Broaderincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Catalanexpansió
Verbsexpandadd details, as to an account or idea

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