Pronunciation: (ik-span'did), [key]
1. increased in area, bulk, or volume; enlarged: an expanded version of a story.
2. spread out; extended: the expanded frontiers of the Roman Empire.
3. Also,extended. Print.(of type) wider in proportion to its height. Cf. condensed (def. 4).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.