apparent expansion

apparent expansion

[ə′pa·rənt ik′span·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The expansion of a liquid with temperature, as measured in a graduated container without taking into account the container's expansion.
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The Bardo attack was the first claimed by IS in Tunisia after the militant group's apparent expansion to strife-torn Libya from its Syria and Iraq strongholds.
Such data are rarely available in astrophysics because as a general rule apparent expansion or, in other words, in the layout of the sky, the majority of objects cannot be seen," another author, Romano Corradi, from the Astrophysics Institute of the Canary Islands, said.
The apparent expansion of the military campaign comes as thousands of people flood out of the neighbouring Lower Dir district, where the army has targeted the Taliban.
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This denial signals an apparent expansion of the "same desk" rule.