The modernization, replacement, upgrading or the enlargement of an in-house commercial activity or capability. If the expansion involves a 30% increase in the total capital investment to perform the activity or an increase of 65 FTE or more, a cost comparison is required prior to authorizing in-house performance. A consolidation of two or more existing commercial activities is not an expansion unless the total operating cost is 30% greater than the total of the individual components or it requires an increase of 65 FTE or more.
A given amount of steam will naturally attempt to expand into a space. If that space is a cylinder occupied by a piston, the steam will push the piston until it can expand no further. In a steam engine, the steam is admitted into the cylinder for a time until the supply is cut off. The admission of steam pushes the piston until the admission is cut off, after which time the steam naturally expands and continues to push the piston. The two phases are known as 'admission' and 'expansion'. The point at which admission stops and expansion commences is known as cut off.
an increase in the production of goods and services over time, and in the volume of business transactions, generally associated with an increase in employment and an increase in the money supply. Opposite of contraction.
The opposite of reduction. Expansion is generally limited to 35% of the of the outer diameter (O.D.) of the tube. Anything beyond this may cause potential wall thinning or cracking. Does not apply in all cases. Multiple punches need to be used for increased results, and the expansion should be equally divided in between the 2 punch es.
An expansion is a business cycle phase in which real GDP increases. An expansion follows a trough and precedes a peak. An expansion is the opposite of a recession. An expansion may also be known as a recovery in the cycle.
Any increase in the capacity of a plant, facility, or unit, usually by added investment. The scope of this increase extends from the elimination of problem areas to the complete replacement of an existing facility with a larger one.
n. A way of increasing a computer's capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are not part of the basic system. Expansion is usually achieved by plugging printed circuit boards (expansion boards) into openings (expansion slots) inside the computer. See also expansion board, expansion slot, open architecture (definition 2), PC Card, PCMCIA slot.
n. additional equipment for a game, usually sold separately. Expansions can be used to add a variant or add additional scenario, to add more players for the game, add new maps or tracks for a game, etc. Some game companies have distributed small expansions for free at conventions or on the internet. F2F adj. Abbreviation of face to face. Where a game is played opposite a real person, rather than online or via mail.
In geometry, expansion is a polytope operation where facets are separated and moved radially apart, and new facets are formed at separated elements (vertices, edges, etc). (Equivalently this operation can be imagined by keeping facets in the same location, but reducing their size.)
(1.)The very sight outward movement of the quarters of the hoof which may occur during weight bearing, and/or the increase in solar width which occurs as the hoof grows down. (2.) In refrence to a horseshoe, expansion describes the practice of fitting the posterior half of the shoe larger than the hoof to allow for hoof expansion.