Meaning of EXPANSION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈspan(t)-shən ]


Date: 1611

1. : expanse

2. : the act or process of expanding

territorial expansion

economic expansion

expansion of the universe

3. : the quality or state of being expanded

4. : the increase in volume of working fluid (as steam) in an engine cylinder after cutoff or in an internal combustion engine after explosion


a. : an expanded part

b. : something that results from an act of expanding

the book is an expansion of a lecture series

6. : the result of carrying out an indicated mathematical operation : the expression of a function in the form of a series

• ex·pan·sion·al -ˈpanch-nəl, -chə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.