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"expansion" in British English

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expansionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən/
B2 the ​increase of something in ​size, ​number, or ​importance: the ​rapid expansion of the ​softwareindustry Expansion into new ​areas of ​research is ​possible. an expansion of ​industry

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(Definition of expansion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"expansion" in Business English

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expansionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspænʃən/ ECONOMICS, COMMERCE
an ​increase in the ​size, ​number, or ​importance of something: a rapid/major/massive expansion the rapid expansion of the ​softwareindustrythe planned/possible expansion of sth The ​documentoutlines the ​planned expansion of the ​programme across the UK. airport/​business/​market expansionexpansion into sth Expansion into new ​areas of ​research is possible. an expansion ​plan/​programme/​project support/​allow/encourage expansion fund/​finance expansion
(Definition of expansion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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