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ɪkˈspæn sɪvex·pan·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expansiveadjective

    able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion

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

  2. expansive, grand, heroicadjective

    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. expansiveadjective

    marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur

  4. expansive, talkativeadjective

    friendly and open and willing to talk

    "wine made the guest expansive"


  1. Expansiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. expansif.]

  2. Expansiveadjective

    causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. expansif.]


  1. expansiveadjective

    Able to be expanded.

  2. expansiveadjective

    Comprehensive in scope or extent.

    An expansive research work.

  3. expansiveadjective

    Talkative and sociable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expansiveadjective

    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

    Etymology: [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. Chris Hemsworth:

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

  2. Peter Wannemacher:

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

  3. Michael Hasenstab:

    Brazil is in the depths of one of the worst crises arguably since the 1980s. The difference is that we can see a path out, it is clear that the administration's legitimacy of pro cyclical and overly expansive monetary and fiscal policy are over. A change is inevitable.

  4. John Thune:

    This is a very, very liberal, expansive approach to government, i think at some point parts of that may be popular, but when they start paying for it, I think it's going to be unpopular real fast.

  5. Staff Mark Meadows:

    Democratic leaders are eager for an expansive agreement, as are PresidentTrump and top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. But perhaps one half of Senate Republicans, mostly conservatives and those not facing difficult races this fall, are likely to oppose any deal. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson weighs in on the potential ‘ phase 4 ’ coronavirus relief bill on ‘ Sunday Morning Futures. ’ Prior talks had yielded little progress and Saturdays cautious optimism was a break from gloomy private assessments among GOP negotiators. The administration is willing to extend the newly expired $ 600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other Democratic demands like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said restoring the $ 600 supplemental jobless benefit is critically important to Trump. Were still a long ways apart and I dont want to suggest that a deal is imminent because it is not.

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