HyperDic: magnification

English > 4 senses of the word magnification:
NOUNactmagnificationthe act of expanding something in apparent size
relationmagnificationthe ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
communicationmagnification, exaggeration, overstatementmaking to seem more important than it really is
artifactmagnification, enlargement, blowupa photographic print that has been enlarged
magnification > pronunciation
Soundsmae.gnahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > magnification: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of expanding something in apparent size.
Broaderexpansion, enlargementThe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
Spanishampliación, aumento
Catalanampliació, augment
Verbsmagnifyincrease in size, volume or significance
English > magnification: 4 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object.
BroaderratioThe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Verbsmagnifyincrease in size, volume or significance
magnifymake large
English > magnification: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningmaking to seem more important than it really is.
Synonymsexaggeration, overstatement
Broadermisrepresentation, deceit, deceptionA misleading falsehood
OppositeunderstatementA statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
Spanishexageración, hipérbole
Catalanexageració
Verbsmagnifyincrease in size, volume or significance
magnifyto enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
English > magnification: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA photographic print that has been enlarged.
Synonymsenlargement, blowup
Broaderphotograph, photo, exposure, picture, picA representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
Spanishampliación
Catalanampliació
Verbsmagnifyincrease in size, volume or significance
magnifymake large

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