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[n] the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
[n] a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

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dilatation

Misc. Definitions

\Di*la"tion\, n. [L. dilatio. See {Dilatory}.] Delay. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
\Di*la"tion\, n. [From dilate, v., cf. {Dilatation}, {Dilator}.] The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation. --Mrs. Browning. At first her eye with slow dilation rolled. --Tennyson. A gigantic dilation of the hateful figure. --Dickens.

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