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expanded

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/ ɪkˈspæn dɪd /
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adjective
increased in area, bulk, or volume; enlarged: an expanded version of a story.
spread out; extended: the expanded frontiers of the Roman Empire.
Also extended. Printing. (of type) wider in proportion to its height.Compare condensed (def. 4).
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Origin of expanded

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at expand, -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for expanded

expanded
/ (ɪkˈspændɪd) /

adjective
Also: extended (of printer's type) wider than usual for a particular heightCompare condensed
(of a plastic) having been foamed during manufacture by the introduction of a gas in order to make a light packaging material or heat insulatorexpanded polystyrene See also expanded metal
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