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Expanse vs. Tract — What's the Difference?

Expanse vs. Tract — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Expanse and Tract

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Expanse

A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.

Tract

An expanse of land or water.

Expanse

Expansion.

Tract

A specified or limited area of land
Developing a 30-acre tract.

Expanse

The distance or amount of expansion.
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Tract

A system of organs and tissues that together perform a specialized function
The alimentary tract.

Expanse

A wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land.

Tract

A bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin, termination, and function.

Expanse

An amount of spread or stretch.

Tract

(Archaic) A stretch or lapse of time.

Expanse

That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky.
Lights . . . high in the expanse of heaven.
The smooth expanse of crystal lakes.

Tract

A leaflet or pamphlet containing a declaration or appeal, especially one put out by a religious or political group.

Expanse

To expand.
That lies expansed unto the eyes of all.

Tract

The verses from Scripture sung after the gradual in the Roman Catholic Mass during penitential seasons such as Lent or as part of a Requiem.

Expanse

A wide scope;
The sweep of the plains

Tract

An area or expanse.
An unexplored tract of sea

Expanse

The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary;
The area of a rectangle
It was about 500 square feet in area

Tract

(anatomy) A series of connected body organs, such as the digestive tract.

Expanse

A wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

Tract

A small booklet such as a pamphlet, often for promotional or informational uses.

Tract

A brief treatise or discourse on a subject.

Tract

A commentator's view or perspective on a subject.

Tract

Continued or protracted duration, length, extent

Tract

(Roman Catholicism) Part of the proper of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations, used instead of the alleluia during Lenten or pre-Lenten seasons, in a Requiem Mass, and on a few other penitential occasions.

Tract

(obsolete) Continuity or extension of anything.

Tract

(obsolete) Traits; features; lineaments.

Tract

(obsolete) The footprint of a wild animal.

Tract

(obsolete) Track; trace.

Tract

(obsolete) Treatment; exposition.

Tract

(obsolete) To pursue, follow; to track.

Tract

(obsolete) To draw out; to protract.

Tract

A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
The church clergy at that time writ the best collection of tracts against popery that ever appeared.

Tract

Something drawn out or extended; expanse.

Tract

A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
A very high mountain joined to the mainland by a narrow tract of earth.

Tract

Traits; features; lineaments.
The discovery of a man's self by the tracts of his countenance is a great weakness.

Tract

The footprint of a wild beast.

Tract

Track; trace.
Efface all tract of its traduction.
But flies an eagle flight, bold, and forthon,Leaving no tract behind.

Tract

Treatment; exposition.

Tract

Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.

Tract

Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.

Tract

Verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; - so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons.

Tract

To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.

Tract

An extended area of land

Tract

A system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose

Tract

A brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet

Tract

A bundle of mylenated nerve fibers following a path through the brain

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