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noun Physics.

the fractional change in length, area, or volume per unit change in temperature of a solid, liquid, or gas at a given constant pressure.

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Also called expansivity.

Origin of coefficient of expansion

First recorded in 1870–75
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coefficient of expansion

noun

the amount of expansion (or contraction) per unit length of a material resulting from one degree change in temperatureAlso called: expansivity
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