ex·​pand·​ed | \ik-ˈspan-dəd \

Definition of expanded 

of a typeface

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Google's expanded device support will instead allow any normal phone to work on Google Fi as a purely T-Mobile device. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google’s cellular service gets rebranded, offers support for iPhones," 28 Nov. 2018 In doing this, the state has not only expanded addiction treatment but also managed to sharply cut waiting periods for treatment. German Lopez, Vox, "A Vermont needle exchange isn’t just giving out syringes. It’s offering treatment on the spot.," 20 Nov. 2018 Perhaps most notable is the kitchen and cafe program, which stands apart from The Wing’s other locations in its expanded efforts to integrate with the food and beverage industry of the surrounding area. Noor Brara, Vogue, "How The Wing's New San Francisco Outpost Is Showcasing the Bay Area's Diverse Culinary Talent," 9 Oct. 2018 The recruiting struggles come at the end of a tumultuous year for the Army, which faced questions from Congress over its expanded use of waivers for recruits with previous marijuana use, bad conduct and some health problems. Fox News, "Army misses 2018 recruiting goal," 24 Sep. 2018 James Burgess, a senior leader at Project Wing, said previous FAA approvals in the United States for expanded testing have largely focused on technical questions, revolving around vital issues of reliability and safety. Michael Laris, Washington Post, "‘Going to mission!’: Drones are flying themselves, but how far should Washington let them go?," 23 June 2018 Advocates say the trend has become more successful over the years as benefits of expanded coverage become more recognized. Kimberlee Kruesi And Audrey Dutton, idahostatesman, "Health insurers must cover these autism treatments, Idaho says | Idaho Statesman," 2 Apr. 2018 Some advocate not just expanded states’ rights but sovereignty for counties, too. Max Strasser, Newsweek, "For Militiamen, the Fight for Cliven Bundy's Ranch Is Far From Over," 23 Apr. 2014 Check back later for expanded details and quotes on this flurry of player moves. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers make eight moves, including Braun, Pina to DL, call-ups of Nottingham, Burnes, Orf," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of expanded

1875, in the meaning defined above

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