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ex·pan·sion

(eks-pan'shŭn),
1. An increase in size as of chest or lungs.
2. The spreading out of any structure (for example, a tendon)).
3. An expanse; a wide area.
[L. ex-pando, pp. -pansus, to spread out]

ex·pan·sion

(eks-pan'shŭn)
1. An increase in size as of chest or lungs.
2. The spreading out of any structure, as a tendon.
3. An expanse; a wide area.
[L. ex-pando, pp. -pansus, to spread out]

ex·pan·sion

(eks-pan'shŭn)
1. An increase in size as of chest or lungs.
2. Spreading out of any structure (e.g., a tendon).
[L. ex-pando, pp. -pansus, to spread out]
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The HIFA guideline stipulates that states must adhere to "current-level Medicaid and SCHIP resources," while allowing broad expansions in those eligible.
Because Colorado Wild has opposed previous expansions, the ski industry says the scorecard is biased.
The incentives granted for a business expansion are negotiated after a demonstrated need by one state to level the playing field relative to other viable states.
This consolidation and its attendant expansion of big ski areas poses significant financial risk for these companies - and significant environmental risks for the mountain regions in which these ski areas wish to expand.
Since the second quarter of 1991, when the present expansion began, real per capita disposable personal income has risen while real per capita expenditures have gone up $1,389.
plans a 100-million-lb expansion for start-up in the third quarter of '95; and Huntsman Chemical has a 30-million-lb/yr increase slated for the latter part of next year.
The rate of demand for telecommunications services increases 10 percent to 12 percent annually, compared with overall economic growth of about 3 percent to 4 percent, so it's not surprising that telecommunications companies worldwide are looking at major expansion projects.
The new industries and expansions, according to the AIDC, are expected to add 853 jobs.
This relatively small population shows genetic signs of slight size expansion in Africa around 100,000 years ago, with major size increases occurring on that continent approximately 80,000 years ago, the researchers maintain.
Earlier this fall work finally began on a long-awaited expansion of the Timmins Airport.
As telling as relocations, however, were area expansions. 24% of all velocity in 2002 was the result of local company growth -- 60% of which was completed in the third quarter.
As is usually the case in economic expansions, higher levels of household debt have helped finance increased activity.