ex·​pand·​ed | \ ik-ˈspan-dəd How to pronounce expanded (audio) \

Definition of expanded

of a typeface

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Projects include new and expanded production facilities, more warehousing and bottling lines and new and expanded tourism centers. Washington Post, "Burned Jim Beam warehouse was insured; sprinklers deployed," 5 July 2019 Projects include new and expanded production facilities, more warehousing and bottling lines and new and expanded tourism centers. Bruce Schreiner, BostonGlobe.com, "Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse filled with bourbon barrels," 3 July 2019 Macros are meant to be a helpful automation tool, but with expanded functionality comes potential abuse. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel's Own Features Against It," 27 June 2019 Sales to stores benefited from expanded distribution and improvements in marketing and merchandising, with the Asia Pacific and Americas regions leading growth. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "McCormick & Co. boosts profits, misses on sales, in second quarter er earnings," 26 June 2019 Several candidates also support providing mothers with expanded Medicaid coverage, something that pregnant women are only currently guaranteed for two months after childbirth, leading to a sudden loss of health insurance for many new parents. Li Zhou, Vox, "New mothers are dying in the US at rates higher than any other developed country.," 26 June 2019 Here’s a look at some of the reactions Gold’s piece has received on Instagram so far: This @telegraph article (which is written by a WOMAN) about @nike’s expanded size range is full of hate and inaccurate information. Dara Pettinelli Kapoor, Health.com, "What Nike’s Plus-Size Mannequin Means for All Women, Even Tanya Gold," 11 June 2019 The money added last month covers expanded homelessness programs, an anti-graffiti campaign, housing incentives for new police officers and safety efforts related to electric scooters. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego approves $1.6B budget that addresses homelessness, other priorities," 11 June 2019 The capital plan also captures state revenues from expanded gambling and legalizing sports betting, to fund the building construction component of the large-scale public works plan, including projects at colleges and universities. Jamie Munks, chicagotribune.com, "If you own a car, smoke or buy gas in Illinois you will be paying more: A look at what fees and taxes state lawmakers hiked," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of expanded

1875, in the meaning defined above

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