expander

[ ik-span-der ]
/ ɪkˈspæn dər /
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noun

a person or thing that expands.
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).

Nearby words

  1. expand,
  2. expanded,
  3. expanded code,
  4. expanded metal,
  5. expanded plastic,
  6. expanding universe,
  7. expanding universe theory,
  8. expanse,
  9. expansible,
  10. expansile

Origin of expander

First recorded in 1860–65; expand + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for expander

expander

/ (ɪkˈspændə) /

noun

a device for exercising and developing the muscles of the bodya chest expander
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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