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expanding

[ik′spand·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A process used to increase the inside diameter of a hollow piece, such as a tube, cup, or shell.
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The grant program focuses on developing and expanding of permanent collection and processing plants that handle end-of-life computers and other electronics.
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Of the remaining 14, 12 are being financed by Proposition DD, a $178 million bond measure approved in 1998 by city voters that calls for building, renovating and expanding 32 libraries citywide.
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In addition to expanding the programs to include these non-carbonated beverage containers, some proposals call for the inclusion of wine and liquor bottles, an increase in the deposit amount or the allocation of unredeemed deposits to the state.