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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pand /ɪkˈspænd/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 一種網路操作系統( Tandem公司 )

From: Network Terminology

 擴充 擴展

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pand v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expanding.]
 1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.
    Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.   --Milton.
 2. To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; -- opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.
 3. Math. To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pand, v. i. To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands" [syn:
           spread out] [ant: shrink]
      2: become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business
         expanded rapidly"
      3: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand
         the house by adding another wing"
      4: grow stronger; "The economy was booming" [syn: boom, prosper,
          thrive, get ahead, flourish]
      5: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated" [syn:
          inflate, blow up, amplify]
      6: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning
         of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;
         "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
         [syn: elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge,
          flesh out, expound, dilate] [ant: abridge]
      7: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the
         Eastern part of the continent" [syn: extend]