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magnification


noun

  1. the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified.
  2. the power to magnify.Compare power(def 20a).
  3. a magnified image, drawing, copy, etc.

noun

  1. the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified
  2. the degree to which something is magnified
  3. a copy, photograph, drawing, etc, of something magnified
  4. a measure of the ability of a lens or other optical instrument to magnify, expressed as the ratio of the size of the image to that of the object

n.early 15c., from Late Latin magnificationem (nominative magnificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of magnificare (see magnify). n.

  1. The act of magnifying or the state of being magnified.
  2. Something that has been magnified; an enlarged representation, image, or model.
  3. The ratio of the size of an image to the size of an object.

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