adjective see expansion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • expansional — ex·pan·sion·al …   English syllables

  • expansional — chənəl, chnəl adjective : of or relating to expansion …   Useful english dictionary

  • expansion — expansional, adj. /ik span sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of expanding. 2. the state or quality of being expanded. 3. the amount or degree of expanding. 4. an expanded, dilated, or enlarged portion or form of a thing: The present article is an …   Universalium

  • expansion — noun Date: 1611 1. expanse 2. the act or process of expanding < territorial expansion > < economic expansion > < expansion of the universe > 3. the quality or state of being expanded 4. the increase in volume of working fluid (as steam) in an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pinch (plasma physics) — For other uses, see Pinch (disambiguation). Lightning bolts illustrating electromagnetically pinched plasma filaments …   Wikipedia

  • cosmos — /koz meuhs, mohs/, n., pl. cosmos, cosmoses for 2, 4. 1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. 2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system. 3. order; harmony. 4. any composite plant of the genus Cosmos, of tropical… …   Universalium

  • elastic — Synonyms and related words: Lastex, accommodating, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, airy, animated, baleen, battledore, bendable, bending, bouncy, buoyant, chewing gum, compliant, compressible, contractile, convalescent, dilatant, distensive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • expansive — Synonyms and related words: accessible, affable, airy, all jaw, all embracing, all inclusive, amiable, ample, amplitudinous, approachable, big, bouncy, broad, buoyant, candid, capacious, chatty, commodious, communicable, communicative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • extensive — Synonyms and related words: Gargantuan, a mile long, all embracing, ample, amplitudinous, astronomical, awesome, big, boundless, broad, bulky, capacious, catholic, colossal, commodious, comprehensive, considerable, copious, cosmic, cosmopolitan,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inflationary — Synonyms and related words: cutthroat, dilatant, distensive, elastic, exacting, excessive, exorbitant, expansible, expansile, expansional, expansive, extensile, extensional, extensive, extortionate, extravagant, fancy, gouging, grossly overpriced …   Moby Thesaurus

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