Can a singularity expand in volume?

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Can a singularity expand in volume?
 

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No, a singularity has zero volume or else it would not be defined as a singularity, black holes, on the other hand can be larger if two of them collapse creating one but the volume of the singularity would still be defined as zero.
 
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a singularity has zero volume
Volume can expand, it isn't fixed. A singularity could have expanded to become something else, but I am asking this question to find out if a singularity can actually expand to change and become the other thing.
 
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A singularity is not a thing. It is a breakdown of equations. Since it is not a thing, it does not have properties of things, like volume.
 
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No, a singularity has zero volume or else it would not be defined as a singularity
The big bang singularity may have an infinite volume and it can expand
 
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