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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expanding  \Ex*pand"ing\,  a. 
  That  expands,  or  may  be  expanded;  extending;  spreading; 
  enlarging. 
 
  {Expanding  bit},  {Expanding  drill}  (Mech.),  a  bit  or  drill 
  made  adjustable  for  holes  of  various  sizes;  one  which  can 
  be  expanded  in  diameter  while  boring. 
 
  {Expanding  pulley}  (Mach.),  a  pulley  so  made  as  in  sections, 
  that  its  diameter  can  be  increased  or  diminished. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expand  \Ex*pand"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Expanded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Expanding}.]  [L.  expandere,  expansum  ex  out  +  pandere  to 
  spread  out  to  throw  open  perh.  akin  to  E.  patent.  Cf 
  {Spawn}.] 
  1.  To  lay  open  by  extending;  to  open  wide;  to  spread  out  to 
  diffuse;  as  a  flower  expands  its  leaves. 
 
  Then  with  expanded  wings  he  steers  his  flight. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  cause  the  particles  or  parts  of  to  spread  themselves  or 
  stand  apart,  thus  increasing  bulk  without  addition  of 
  substance;  to  make  to  occupy  more  space;  to  dilate;  to 
  distend;  to  extend  every  way  to  enlarge;  --  opposed  to 
  {contract};  as  to  expand  the  chest;  heat  expands  all 
  bodies;  to  expand  the  sphere  of  benevolence. 
 
  3.  (Math.)  To  state  in  enlarged  form  to  develop;  as  to 
  expand  an  equation.  See  {Expansion},  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expanding 
  adj  :  increasing  in  area  or  volume  or  bulk  or  range;  "an  expanding 
  universe";  "an  expanding  economy" 




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