Definitions for magnificationˌmæg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•ni•fi•ca•tionˌmæg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified.

  2. the power to magnify.

    Ref: Compare power (def. 19a). 20 1

  3. a magnified image.

Origin of magnification:

1615–25; < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnification(noun)

    the act of expanding something in apparent size

  2. magnification(noun)

    the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object

  3. exaggeration, overstatement, magnification(noun)

    making to seem more important than it really is

  4. enlargement, blowup, magnification(noun)

    a photographic print that has been enlarged

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. magnification(noun)ˌmæg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    the act of making sth look bigger

    the magnification of the cell

  2. magnificationˌmæg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    the degree to which sth is made to look bigger

    an object seen at a high/low magnification


  1. magnification(Noun)

    The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration.

  2. magnification(Noun)

    The apparent enlargement of an object in an image.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnification(noun)

    the act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration


  1. Magnification

    Magnification is the process of enlarging something only in appearance, not in physical size. This enlargement is quantified by a calculated number also called "magnification". When this number is less than one it refers to a reduction in size, sometimes called "minification" or "de-magnification". Typically magnification is related to scaling up visuals or images to be able to see more detail, increasing resolution, using microscope, printing techniques, or digital processing. In all cases, the magnification of the image does not change the perspective of the image.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of magnifying (something).

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