Define: Expandability

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Definition: Expandability

What is the dictionary definition of Expandability?

Dictionary Definition

  1. uncountable The condition of being expandable
  2. countable The degree to which something is expandable


Full Definition of Expandability

Expandability refers to the ability of a computer system to accommodate enhancements to its capacity or capabilities. From a hardware point of view, expandability may include extra or bigger hard disks, more memory, or a faster-dedicated graphics chip. From a software point of view, it may include the ability to support more network users, a greater number in ‘hits’ from website visitors, or a faster ability to number crunch.


Synonyms For Expandability

extensibility, scalability, stretch, expansion, expansibility

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Expandability. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. March 30, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Expandability. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 30, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Expandability are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 28th December 2019.