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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
Thomas Traherne
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Verb

Infinitive
to expand

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to expand (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to change (something) from a smaller form to a larger one
    You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.
  2. (transitive) to increase the extent, number, volume, or scope of (something)
  3. (transitive) to express (something) at length or in detail
  4. (transitive) (algebra) to rewrite (an expression) as an equivalent sum of terms
    Use the binomial theorem to expand <math>{(x+1)}^4</math> to <math>x^4 + 4x^3 + 6x^2 + 4x + 1</math>
  5. (intransitive) to change from a smaller form to a larger one
    Many materials expand when heated.
    This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table.
  6. (intransitive) to increase in extent, number, volume, or scope
  7. (intransitive) to speak or write at length or in detail
  8. (intransitive) to feel generous or optimistic
  9. (intransitive) (algebra) to be rewritten as an equivalent sum of terms
    The expression <math>{(x+1)}^4</math> expands to <math>x^4 + 4x^3 + 6x^2 + 4x + 1</math>.

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  • (to change from a smaller form to a larger one): contract
  • (to increase the extent, number, volume, or scope of): contract
  • (algebra: to rewrite as an equivalent sum of terms): factor

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