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expanse

[ ik-spans ]
/ ɪkˈspæns /
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noun

an uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything: an expanse of water.
something that is spread out, especially over a relatively large area: that great expanse, the sky.
expansion; extension: the wide expanse of scientific knowledge.

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Origin of expanse

1660–70; <New Latin expānsum, noun use of neuter of Latin expānsus, past participle of expandere to expand
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British Dictionary definitions for expanse

expanse
/ (ɪkˈspæns) /

noun

an uninterrupted surface of something that spreads or extends, esp over a wide area; stretchan expanse of water
expansion or extension
C17: from New Latin expansum the heavens, from Latin expansus spread out, from expandere to expand
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