Definition of Enlargement

1. Noun. The act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.

Exact synonyms: Expansion
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Specialized synonyms: Dilatation, Dilation, Distension, Distention, Stretching, Inflation, Magnification, Extension
Derivative terms: Enlarge
Antonyms: Contraction

2. Noun. The state of being enlarged.
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Pseudobulb, Lump, Puffiness, Swelling

3. Noun. A discussion that provides additional information.
Exact synonyms: Elaboration, Expansion
Generic synonyms: Discourse, Discussion, Treatment
Specialized synonyms: Expatiation, Embellishment, Embroidery
Derivative terms: Elaborate, Enlarge, Expand

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

Definition of Enlargement

1. n. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion.

Definition of Enlargement

1. Noun. The act of making something larger. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A making more obvious or serious; exacerbation. ¹

3. Noun. An image, particularly a photograph, that has been enlarged. ¹

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Definition of Enlargement

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Medical Definition of Enlargement

1. 1. An increase in size; an anatomical swelling, enlargement, or prominence. 2. An intumescence or swelling. Synonym: intumescentia, intumescence. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enlargement

enlarged heart
enlarged pituitary infundibulum
enlargement (current term)

Literary usage of Enlargement

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The prognostic significance of secondary enlargement of the spleen with alcoholic cirrhosis ... It may be recognized by a great enlargement of the spleen, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"For example, a systolic murmur at the apex, with the definite knowledge of cardiac enlargement, will certainly differentiate an ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"THE most distressing affection incident to ' advanced years in the male is enlargement of the prostate gland, not in itself so much as in its results. ..."

4. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1897)
"The enlargement of the English Dictionary. BY PROF. FA MARCH, LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. THE great thesaurus which we call the English dictionary, ..."

5. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1794)
"... that is to operate bv enlargement. But a tenant in dower or by the ... operates by enlargement, ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Diseases by Austin Flint (1859)
"So far as concerns enlargement, it is determinable with great ease and ... As regards these two forms of enlargement, the differential diagnosis will be ..."

7. Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Stomach, the by John Abercrombie (1830)
"SIMPLE enlargement or THE LIVER WITHOUT CHANGE OF TEXTURE. This, I think, is most frequently observed in young persons of a scrofulous habit, ..."

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