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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of expanding something in apparent size
2: the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
3: making to seem more important than it really is [syn: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification] [ant: understatement]
4: a photographic print that has been enlarged [syn: enlargement, blowup, magnification]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of magnifying 2. a. the state of being magnified b. the apparent enlargement of an object by an optical instrument called also power

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of magnifying; the process of being magnified. 2 the amount or degree of magnification. 3 the apparent enlargement of an object by a lens.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Magnification Mag`ni*fi*ca"tion, n. The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration. [R.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(magnifications) 1. Magnification is the act or process of magnifying something. Pores are visible without magnification... 2. Magnification is the degree to which a lens, mirror, or other device can magnify an object, or the degree to which the object is magnified. The electron microscope uses a beam of electrons to produce images at high magnifications... N-VAR

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accelerando, acceleration, accolade, addition, adjunct, adulation, aggrandizement, aggravation, ampliation, amplification, annoyance, apotheosis, augmentation, ballyhoo, beatification, beefing-up, bepraisement, big talk, blowing up, blowup, broadening, burlesque, canonization, caricature, concentration, condensation, congratulation, consolidation, contentiousness, crescendo, deepening, deification, deliberate aggravation, deployment, deterioration, dignification, dilatation, dilation, dispersion, elevation, eloge, embittering, embitterment, encomium, enhancement, enlargement, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, eulogium, eulogy, exacerbation, exaggerating, exaggeration, exaltation, exasperation, excess, excessive praise, exorbitance, expansion, explosion, extension, extravagance, extreme, fanning out, flare, flattery, glorification, glory, grandiloquence, heating-up, heightening, hero worship, hiking, homage, hommage, honor, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, idolatry, idolizing, immortalization, increase, inflation, information explosion, inordinacy, intensification, irritation, kudos, laud, laudation, lionizing, meed of praise, overemphasis, overestimation, overkill, overpraise, overstatement, paean, panegyric, pickup, population explosion, praise, prodigality, profuseness, provocation, puffery, puffing up, raising, redoubling, reinforcement, sainting, sanctification, sensationalism, sharpening, souring, speedup, splay, spread, spreading, step-up, strengthening, stretching, superlative, tall talk, tightening, touting, travesty, tribute, upping, widening, worsening



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