expander

[ik-span-der]
noun
  1. a person or thing that expands.
  2. Also ex·pan·dor. Electronics. a transducer that produces an output with a range of voltages greater than that of the input signal.Compare compressor(def 5).

Origin of expander

First recorded in 1860–65; expand + -er1
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expander

noun
  1. a device for exercising and developing the muscles of the bodya chest expander
  2. an electronic device for increasing the variations in signal amplitude in a transmission system according to a specified lawCompare compressor (def. 5), compander
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