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magnification

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noun mag·ni·fi·ca·tion \ˌmag-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Simple Definition of magnification

  • : the act of making something look larger than it is : the act of magnifying something

  • : the larger appearance of an object when it is seen through a microscope, telescope, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of magnification

  1. 1 :  the act of magnifying

  2. 2 a :  the state of being magnified b :  the apparent enlargement of an object by an optical instrument —called also power

Examples of magnification in a sentence

  1. We used a microscope to examine the cells under magnification.

  2. At higher magnifications the differences between the cells become clear.



15th Century

First Known Use of magnification

15th century


Medical Dictionary

magnification

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noun mag·ni·fi·ca·tion \ˌmag-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of magnification

  1. 1:  the act of magnifying

  2. 2a:  the state of being magnifiedb:  the apparent enlargement of an object by an optical instrument that is the ratio of the dimensions of an image formed by the instrument to the corresponding dimensions of the object—called also power





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