expand

Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /ɛkˈspænd/

**expand** (expands, *present participle* expanding; *past and past participle* expanded)

- (
*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.

- (
*transitive*) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).*A flower***expands**its leaves.

**1667**, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:- Then with
**expanded**wings he steers his flight.

- (
*transitive*) To express (something) at length and/or in detail. - (
*transitive, algebra*) To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.*Use the binomial theorem to***expand**{(x+1)}^4.

- (
*intransitive, algebra, of an expression*) To become, by rewriting, a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.*The expression {(x+1)}^4***expands**to x^4 + 4x^3 + 6x^2 + 4x + 1.

- (
*transitive, arithmetic*) To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value - (
*intransitive*) To change from a smaller form/size to a larger one.*Many materials***expand**when heated.*This compact umbrella***expands**to cover a large table.

- (
*intransitive*) To increase in extent, number, volume or scope. - (
*intransitive*) To speak or write at length or in detail.*He***expanded**on his plans for the business.

- (
*intransitive*) To feel generous or optimistic.

- (
*to change from a smaller form/size to a larger one*) open out, spread, spread out, unfold - (
*to increase the extent, number, volume or scope of*) enlarge - (
*to express at length or in detail*) elaborate (on), expand on

- (
*to change from a smaller form/size to a larger one*) contract - (
*to increase the extent, number, volume or scope of*) contract - (
*algebra: to rewrite as an equivalent sum of terms*) factor

- French: agrandir
- German: expandieren, vergrößern
- Russian: растя́гивать
- Spanish: ampliar

- German: vergrößern
- Russian: увели́чивать

- Russian: излага́ть де́ло в подробность

- Russian: растя́гиваться

- Russian: увели́чиваться

- French: élaborer

- Russian: раскрыва́ться

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