expansion
noun

an increase in size

Examples

"...inflation-adjusted GNP moved up at a 1.3 per cent annual rate, its worst performance since the economic expansion began" [Fortune]

"...the businesses we back range from start-up ventures to established businesses in need of further capital for expansion" [Times]

"...the group is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and this has created an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant" [Financial Times]

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