1. expansion

noun. ['ɪkˈspænʃən, ɪkˈspæntʃən'] the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.


  • dilatation
  • distension
  • extension
  • inflation
  • magnification
  • increase
  • stretching
  • step-up
  • dilation
  • distention


  • decrease
  • deflation
  • shortness
  • flexion

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Rhymes with Expansion

  • fanchon

How do you spell expansion? Is it expantion ?

A common misspelling of expansion is expantion

Sentences with expansion

1. Noun, singular or mass
Subtract ½ inch from the length or width to leave a ¼ inch expansion joint on all four sides.

Quotes about expansion

1. Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

2. No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.
- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

3. I hope that any expansion of London will learn from the planning examples of some of its most desirable areas such as Chelsea, Notting Hill, Belgravia and Mayfair. All are characterised by high density and a generosity of green spaces. They are all pedestrian-friendly with shops, entertainment, restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance.
- Norman Foster

2. expansion

noun. ['ɪkˈspænʃən, ɪkˈspæntʃən'] a discussion that provides additional information.


  • treatment
  • expatiation
  • discussion
  • embellishment
  • elaboration
  • embroidery
  • discourse


  • minimize
  • minimise
  • shorten
  • wane

3. expansion

noun. ['ɪkˈspænʃən, ɪkˈspæntʃən'] adding information or detail.


  • annotating
  • elaboration
  • increase
  • subjunction
  • expanding upon
  • subjoining
  • amplification
  • step-up
  • annotation


  • elegance
  • disinflation
  • understatement
  • de-escalate

4. expansion

noun. ['ɪkˈspænʃən, ɪkˈspæntʃən'] a function expressed as a sum or product of terms.


  • mathematical function
  • mapping
  • single-valued function
  • function


  • decrescendo
  • depreciate
  • take away
  • minimization