What is Expand?

Expand definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to increase in extent, size, volume, scope, etc.: Heat expands most metals. He hopes to expand his company.
to spread or stretch out; unfold: A bird expands its wings.
to express in fuller form or greater detail; develop: to expand a short story into a novel.
Mathematics. to write (a mathematical expression) so as to show the products of its factors.Compare factor(def 10).to rewrite (a mathematical expression) as a sum, product, etc., of terms of a particular kind: to expand a function in a power series.

verb (used without object)
to increase or grow in extent, bulk, scope, etc.: Most metals expand with heat. The mind expands with experience.
to spread out; unfold; develop: The buds had not yet expanded.

to express something more fully or in greater detail (usually followed by on or upon): to expand on a statement.


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