What does magnification mean?

Definitions for magnificationˌmæg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word magnification.

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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnification in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Veneeta Eason:

    It’s a little bit of additional magnification.

  2. Eric Tremblay:

    AMD is the biggest problem where magnification is a proven visual aid.

  3. James Wolffsohn:

    The lens seems an interesting concept to provide optical magnification to the retina when required.

Images & Illustrations of magnification

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