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expansion

ex·pan·sion

expansion

 
pronunciation:
ihk spaen shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of expanding, or the state of being expanded.
antonyms:
abridgment, contraction
similar words:
amplification, development, extension, growth, increase, stretch
definition 2: something made larger or more extensive, as a result of expanding.
antonyms:
abridgment
similar words:
growth, spread
definition 3: the amount by which something has expanded; increase in size or other dimension.
similar words:
increase