Definition for expanded (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to write (a mathematical expression) so as to show the products of its factors.Compare factor(def 10).
- to rewrite (a mathematical expression) as a sum, product, etc., of terms of a particular kind: to expand a function in a power series.
verb (used without object)
Origin of expand
Examples from the Web for expanded
Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.
The sequels will contain anything from the Expanded Universe.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They embraced the notion of a growing America, whose economy could be expanded for the benefit of the majority.
There is an expanded place-name index with more than 150,000 entries, and separate undersea, Moon, and Mars features.
This approach should not be condemned; it should be expanded upon.
Get a vessel of hot water, and put a phial into it, with the mouth downwards; the expanded air will bubble out.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
The foot is expanded enough; but it needs some expression of grasp as well.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)|John Ruskin
Forty times in population and twenty in area has it expanded beyond the growth of 1776.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn|Henry P. Johnston
The yellow fibro-cartilage forms the expanded part of the ear, the epiglottis, and other parts of the larynx.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
He applied now all the expanded powers of his incomparable mind to take a correct survey of all the beings now in existence.The Life or Legend of Gaudama|Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
British Dictionary definitions for expanded (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for expanded (2 of 2)
Word Origin for expand
Word Origin and History for expanded
early 15c., "spread out, spread flat," from Anglo-French espaundre, Middle French espandre and directly from Latin expandere "to spread out, unfold, expand," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pandere "to spread, stretch" (see pace (n.)). Sense of "grow larger" first recorded 1640s. Related: Expanded; expanding.