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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj expansive friendly and open and willing to talk "wine made the guest expansive"
    • adj expansive marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
    • adj expansive able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion "Expansive materials","the expansive force of fire"
    • adj expansive of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope "an expansive lifestyle","in the grand manner","collecting on a grand scale","heroic undertakings"
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Deutschland's quadruple expansion engine Deutschland's quadruple expansion engine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The forth railway bridge is a meter longer in summer than in winter due to thermal expansion.
    • Expansive causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat.
    • Expansive characterized by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur.
    • Expansive friendly, open, and unrestrained in conversation or discourse; -- of people; as, wine made the guest expansive .
    • Expansive Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air. "A more expansive and generous compassion.""His forehead was broad and expansive ."
    • Expansive of much expanse; wide-extending; as, an expansive view of the mountains.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is "The Jefferson National Expansion Monument." The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wider, but it is exactly 630 feet by 630 feet.
    • expansive Capable of causing or effecting expansion: as, the expansive force of heat.
    • expansive Capable of being expanded, or of expanding or spreading out in volume or extent; dilatable: as, the expansive quality of air; expansive gases or substances.
    • expansive Embracing a large number of objects or particulars; wide-extending; comprehensive: as, expansive benevolence; an expansive outlook.
    • expansive Comprehensive in feeling or action; sympathetic; effusive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The rapid rate of expansion of gas is what gives steam its power. One volume of water, at normal atmospheric pressure and at the boiling point, yields 1,670 volume of steam.
    • adj Expansive widely extended: diffusive
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  • Susan Sontag
    “The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.”
  • Thomas Crum
    Thomas Crum
    “Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point -- a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.”
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    “Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.”
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    “Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.”
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    “The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”
  • Charles M. Schwab
    “There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. expansif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expandĕreex, out, pandĕre, pansum, to spread.


In literature:

It will not retard, but promote, legitimate industrial and commercial expansion.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
He was rarely expansive.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
A great expanse of twelve to fifteen hours lay in front of you.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
As the duke's plan of expansion grew larger he had need of all his resources.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
There must be capital fishing, too, in the lake, and in the river of which it is an expansion.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
It will be convenient to begin the recital of extra-European events by considering the expansion of Russia and Great Britain in Central Asia.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
That night they camped with these men in an expanse of scrub and sassafras, but left them at dawn and went on toward Albemarle.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
German expansion was no threat to France.
"The Crime Against Europe" by Roger Casement
Flowers of charming texture and color grew abundantly over the wide expanses.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
The rain had stopped; below the eastern rim of cloud an expanse showed serenely clear.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer

In poetry:

To right and left I shot an eager glance;
A heavy murky wall
Rose up, and spread a drear and cold expanse
Of darkness over all:
"Bannockburn" by Alexander Anderson
No sweep of waves, in broad expanse,
With wild, weird melody,
Shall thus an unseen world enhance--
"There shall be no more sea!"
"Watch Hill" by Hattie Howard
'Tis a mountain Cossack's body
Wafted 'mid my billows' dance,
See his hair,--no silk is softer--
See his shoulder's gold expanse!
"The Gift Of The Terek" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
IN all the towns and cities fair
On Merry England's broad expanse,
No swordsman ever could compare
"Thomas Winterbottom Hance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Yet, in its earthly course, the spirit
Through all creation's orbit flies,
And its expansive powers inherit
Two vast eternities,—
"Past, Present, and Future" by John Bowring
Try not to live as a pretender,
But so to manage your affairs
That you are loved by wide expanses,
And hear the call of future years.
"It is not seemly to be famous..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Antigua's Barracuda FC added as expansion team.
0From the beginning of the debate over health-care reform, President Obama has advocated a major expansion of Medicaid — already a rapidly growing entitlement.
Is the administration ignoring the potential financial fallout of its plans for a nuclear expansion.
32 million donation will pay for expansion at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Huron has partnered with Bloomer 's management in a transaction that will provide significant capital to fund Bloomer 's national expansion plans and broaden its product development and customer service capabilities.
No sooner had we made our reservations than the restaurant announced a big grand opening event to celebrate its re-opening and expansion.
If Hong Kong is part of your global expansion initiatives, be prepared to.
The onslaught of ads over gambling expansion has been like no other in a Maryland political year, subjecting residents to rapid-fire television spots for and against Question 7.
The Marquette University School of Dentistry expansion project is moving forward, with construction expected to begin Sept 4.
Marquette University expects to begin construction next week on the $16 million expansion of its School of Dentistry.
Marquette University's planned 40,000 square foot expansion of its School of Dentistry has received a $1 million contribution from Dr Jeff Moos and his wife.
Another $1 million donation for dental school expansion at Marquette University.
Final regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) mark the first expansion of the overtime pay rules in 50 years.
An expansion team with fans hanging on to what seems like glory days that are further and further gone.
Marine expansion advances to off-roaders' dismay .

In science:

We also derive a law of large numbers and central limit theorem (with explicit error terms) directly from this expansion, under strong assumptions on the expansion coefficients.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
In this paper, we perform a first step for a successful application of the lace expansion methodology, namely, we derive the expansion for general self-interacting random walks.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
The first proves a law of large numbers as in Theorem 2.3 under relatively weak assumptions on the expansion coefficients, the second is a more involved induction argument proving the central limit theorem as in Theorems 2.1 and 2.2 under stronger assumptions on the expansion coefficients.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
In this paper we have concentrated on deriving the expansion and on obtaining laws of large numbers and central limit theorems under strong conditions on the expansion coefficients.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
In these examples, we ignore considerable information contained in the expansion in order to bound certain quantities arising from the expansion in terms of diagrams.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks