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Synonyms for expansion

Synonyms for expansion

the act of increasing in dimensions, scope, or inclusiveness

a wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water

Synonyms for expansion

the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

a function expressed as a sum or product of terms

a discussion that provides additional information

References in classic literature ?
And he prepared the way for the period of expansion by borrowing fifty millions for improvements, and by adding greatly to the strength and influence of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
For the next ten-year period the keynote of telephone history was EXPANSION.
It opened up the way to such an expansion of telephone business as Bell, in his rosiest dreams, had never imagined.
He pushed the policy of expansion until he broke all the records.
Such was the plunging progress of the Bell Companies in this period of expansion, that by 1905 they had swept past all European countries combined, not only in the quality of the service but in the actual number of telephones in use.
But as might have been expected, it was New York City that was the record-breaker when the era of telephone expansion arrived.
Thus it may be that, contemporary with the later geological epochs, they are due to the expansion of natural forces.
Sparsit's Coriolanian nose underwent a slight expansion of the nostrils, and her black eyebrows contracted as she took a sip of tea.
We know that Fleury's gas can lift anything, as the world-famous trials of '89 showed, but its almost indefinite powers of expansion necessitate vast tank room.
Nothing speaks more eloquently of the pitiless insistence of progress and expansion in our time than that it should get into the Smallways blood.
His machine was, however neither bird-like nor butterfly-like, nor had it the wide, lateral expansion of the ordinary aeroplane.
Again, it is very often observed that, if the sperm whale, once struck, is allowed time to rally, he then acts, not so often with blind rage, as with wilful, deliberate designs of destruction to his pursuers; nor is it without conveying some eloquent indication of his character, that upon being attacked he will frequently open his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive minutes.
When the sophist would supplant, with the wild theories of his worldly wisdom, the positive mandates of inspiration, let him remember the expansion of his own feeble intellects, and pause—let him feel the wisdom of God in what is partially concealed.
There is cultivated in the king's garden at Paris, a species of serpentine aloes without prickles, whose large and beautiful flower exhales a strong odour of the vanilla, during the time of its expansion, which is very short.
It would be contradictory for one in mademoiselle's state of agreeable jocularity to foam at the mouth, otherwise a tigerish expansion thereabouts might look as if a very little more would make her do it.