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Expansion

Phase of the business cycle as it climbs from a trough toward a peak.

Expansion

In a business cycle, a period of growth during which an economy moves from its trough to its peak. For example, if an economy dips to growth of -2.5% and then recovers to 3% growth, this period is called expansion. It is considered a normal and inevitable part of a business cycle following a recession or other contraction. Expansion is also called recovery.
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In volcanology, the term "explosive" is used not only for this kind of abrupt release of pressurized material but also for any eruption in which magma is torn apart into pyroclasts that are accelerated by gas expansion, even if the magma is being erupted in a steady stream over a long time period.
243 Winchester chambering, for instance, increases port pressure radically: a smaller bore diameter and more, usually slower burning, propellant, means, respectively, less room for gas expansion and a longer pressure curve within the bore.
Gasco) has set a tentative deadline of July 9 for the submission of commercial bids for the $250-300m EPC contract covering the first phase of the proposed Habshan gas expansion project, following approval from the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) to proceed with the bidding process.
OIL and gas expansion projects are set to cause an ``environmental catastrophe'', with the possible extinction of the grey whale,campaigners claimed.
They have set targets on oil and gas expansion opportunities in Iraq over the coming 12 months.
6 billion natural gas expansion program and follows recent statements by the T&T Finance Minister which, while not accusatory, have indicated that Amoco's approximately US$100 million tax deductions over the past two years have contributed to T&T's current revenue shortfall;
Microcellular materials have been produced via phase separation in a liquid solution, via gas expansion in molten polymers, and via combinations of both approaches.
5[degrees] K), but hope of getting lower temperatures by methods such as gas expansion, which had worked till then, seemed over.
Furthermore, they also demonstrated the existence of optimally loaded black-FKM and HNBR compounds which exhibited both the greatest resistance to gas expansion combined with the highest strain energy or fracture toughness.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Middle East Refining Technology Conference (MERTC), Shaikh Mohammed said the projects include the multi-billion dollar Bapco modernisation programme, Bahrain LNG Import Terminal, Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company's third gas plant and an aromatics facility joint venture between Bapco and Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Corporation (PIC).
Its main portfolio includes Bapco, Banagas, The Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company (Tawseah), The Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company (Bafco), The Bahrain Lube Base Oil Company, GPIC, Tatweer Petroleum, Bahrain LNG and Bahrain Gasoline Blending.
Contract awarded for Construction of gas expansion facility of ishimchecho school building