What does expansive mean?

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ɪkˈspæn sɪvex·pan·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expansive(adj)

    able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion

    "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"

  2. expansive, grand, heroic(adj)

    of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

    "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"

  3. expansive(adj)

    marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur

  4. expansive, talkative(adj)

    friendly and open and willing to talk

    "wine made the guest expansive"


  1. Expansive(a.)

    of much expanse; wide-extending; as, an expansive view of the mountains.

  2. Expansive(a.)

    causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat.

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. expansif.]


  1. expansive(Adjective)

    Able to be expanded.

  2. expansive(Adjective)

    Comprehensive in scope or extent.

    An expansive research work.

  3. expansive(Adjective)

    Talkative and sociable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expansive(adj)

    having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. expansif.]


  1. Expansive

    In mathematics, the notion of expansivity formalizes the notion of points moving away from one another under the action of an iterated function. The idea of expansivity is fairly rigid, as the definition of positive expansivity, below, as well as the Schwarz-Ahlfors-Pick theorem demonstrate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expansive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expansive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of expansive in a Sentence

  1. Greg Carbin:

    It's quite an expansive area.

  2. Peter Wannemacher:

    A more expansive view of people will help those systems learn.

  3. Jan Brewer:

    I think there is just the desire to make sure the laws are as expansive as possible.

  4. Chris Hemsworth:

    It was great because there's such an expansive world and fantasy there to visit, the Huntsman: Winter's War.

  5. Scott Kim:

    In Belgium and The Netherlands they have a much more expansive law that does n’t regard diagnosis as important.

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