Definition of Magnification

1. Noun. The act of expanding something in apparent size.

Generic synonyms: Enlargement, Expansion
Derivative terms: Magnify



2. Noun. The ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object.
Generic synonyms: Ratio
Derivative terms: Magnify, Magnify

3. Noun. Making to seem more important than it really is.
Exact synonyms: Exaggeration, Overstatement
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Misrepresentation
Derivative terms: Exaggerate, Magnify, Magnify, Overstate
Antonyms: Understatement

4. Noun. A photographic print that has been enlarged.
Exact synonyms: Blowup, Enlargement
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture
Derivative terms: Blow Up, Enlarge, Magnify, Magnify

Definition of Magnification

1. n. The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration.

Definition of Magnification

1. Noun. The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration. ¹

2. Noun. The apparent enlargement of an object in an image. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Magnification

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Magnification

1. The amplification of an image by using enlarged views to magnify an area for greater detail. (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Magnification

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1. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"The magnification-Ratios and their Mutual Relations. — (a) The lateral magnification y. This has already been defined as the ratio of conjugate ..."

2. Quality Determinants Of Mammography: Clinical Practice Guideline by Lawrence W. Bassett, R. Edward Hendrick (2004)
"magnification STRONG RECOMMENDATION: Any unit used for diagnostic mammography should have magnification capabilities. Grids should not be used for ..."

3. Elementary Chemical Microscopy by Emile Monnin Chamot (1921)
"Determination of magnification. — It not infrequently happens that the determination of the magnification of a certain combination of eyepiece and objective ..."

4. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1908)
"The magnification, Amplification or Magnifying Power of a simple or compound ... For determining magnification the object must be of known length and is ..."

5. The Methods of Petrographic-microscopic Research, Their Relative Accuracy by Frederic Eugene Wright (1911)
"magnification. In lens systems used for projection (objective magnification) the lateral magnification is directly the ratio of the linear size of the image ..."

6. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"Since the amount of light is also dependent upon the magnification demanded, only the most carefully designed and constructed objectives may be used for the ..."

7. A Treatise on Light by Robert Alexander Houstoun (1915)
"magnification and Resolving Power of a Telescope. The magnification of a telescope is given by f[f. The diameter of the eye-ring (/i/)/F must not be greater ..."

8. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied by Adolphe Ganot (1879)
"In the simple microscope, the measure of the magnification produced, ... It is, however, important to obtain an expression for the magnification depending ..."

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