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- n. The condition of being expansible
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- n. The capacity of being expanded.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being expansible; capacity of extension in surface or bulk, or of distention: as, the expansibility of air.
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It was thus basic to examine with the greatest precision the expansibility of all metals and alloys under the action of heat.
The long and difficult experiments performed by Guillaume year after year on numerous alloys and above all on nickel steel to determine their expansibility, elasticity, hardness, changeability with age, and stability ultimately led him to the important discovery of the nickel steel alloy known as invar, the temperature coefficient of which is practically zero.
The expansibility of the state by the dimension of its authority so clearly implied in the curious flexibility of the rigorous Hobbes, was precisely stated by his follower, Samuel Pufendorf, in his correlative concepts of the ruler's “imperfect rights” and the subject's “im - perfect obligations” (Pufendorf, II, 289).
The result is, that the expansibility of the lungs is considerably less in the black than the white race of similar size, age and habit.
Well-formed chests offer no impediment to its inroads, if the volume of blood be out of proportion to the expansibility and capacity of the pulmonary organs.
The expansibility of air, which is vapour in a permanent form, can be shown by experiment.
They pass into the form of vapour, occupy a thousand times larger area, and possess an elasticity of compressibility and expansibility they were destitute of before.
Did we know the influence of cold in limiting the expansibility of the elementary gases, we might approximately determine the mass of a comet, from the size of its nucleus; but this is a problem that has never yet been solved; and astronomers ought to avail themselves of every indication which promises to realize this great desideratum.
It is based on certain principles, the foundation one of which is the expansibility of steam, and its ability, when confined in a cylinder, to give motion to a piston.
When Picard had corrected the variation caused by heat and cold acting upon the pendulum rod by combining metals of different degrees of expansibility, a high degree of accuracy was possible.