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Expansible vs. Expand

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Expansibleadjective

expandable

Expandverb

(transitive) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; to spread out or lay open.

‘You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.’;

Expansibleadjective

Capable of being expanded or spread out widely.

‘Bodies are not expansible in proportion to their weight.’;

Expandverb

(transitive) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).

‘A flower expands its leaves.’;

Expansibleadjective

able to expand or be expanded

Expandverb

(transitive) To express (something) at length and/or in detail.

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Expansibleadjective

(of gases) capable of expansion

Expandverb

To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

‘Use the binomial theorem to expand’; ‘x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1.’;

Expandverb

To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value

Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.

‘Many materials expand when heated.’; ‘This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table.’;

Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.

Expandverb

(intransitive) To speak or write at length or in detail.

‘He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!’;

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Expandverb

(intransitive) To feel generous or optimistic.

Expandverb

To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.

‘Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.’;

Expandverb

To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; - opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.

Expandverb

To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

Expandverb

To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

Expandverb

extend in one or more directions;

‘The dough expands’;

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Expandverb

become larger in size or volume or quantity;

‘his business expanded rapidly’;

Expandverb

make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;

‘expand the house by adding another wing’;

Expandverb

grow stronger;

‘The economy was booming’;

Expandverb

exaggerate or make bigger;

‘The charges were inflated’;

Expandverb

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;

‘She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation’;

Expandverb

expand the influence of;

‘The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent’;

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