absolute expansion

absolute expansion

[′ab·sə‚lüt ik′span·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The true expansion of a liquid with temperature, as calculated when the expansion of the container in which the volume of the liquid is measured is taken into account; in contrast with apparent expansion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Though absolute expansion continued until the 1970s, British overseas banks experienced relative decline.
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