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expansiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expansive  \Ex*pan"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  expansif.] 
  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.  --Eustace. 
 
  His  forehead  was  broad  and  expansive.  --Prescott. 
  --  {Ex*pan"sive*ly},  adv  -{Ex*pan"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expansiveness 
  n  1:  a  quality  characterized  by  magnificence  of  scale;  "the 
  expansiveness  of  their  extravagant  life  style  was  soon 
  curtailed" 
  2:  a  friendly  open  trait  of  a  talkative  person  [syn:  {effusiveness}] 




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