magnifier

noun
mag·​ni·​fi·​er | \ ˈmag-nə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce magnifier (audio) \

Definition of magnifier

: one that magnifies especially : a lens or combination of lenses that makes something appear larger

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Penn often wore a headband magnifier when doing precision work. Lesley M. M. Blume, WSJ, "Master Photographer Irving Penn’s First Major Painting Exhibition: An Exclusive Look," 6 Sep. 2018 Better lighting, stronger reading glasses and perhaps a low-power magnifier may be enough to return a patient with moderate visual loss to reading and other activities. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Ask the Expert: Macular degeneration can lead to difficulty reading, recognizing faces and performing other fine tasks," 17 Apr. 2018 Text selection borrows an iOS feature with a new text magnifier. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Hands-on with Android P—Is this the beginning of a new design language?," 9 Mar. 2018 Adults are one-fiftieth of an inch long so typically most people will need a magnifier to see them. OregonLive.com, "What to do when cuckoopint invades your garden: Ask an expert," 1 Feb. 2018 Sunglasses, smoked glass, unfiltered telescopes or magnifiers, and polarizing filters are unsafe. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "How will you know if the total eclipse damaged your eyes? Here are symptoms.," 16 Aug. 2017 Sunglasses, smoked glass, unfiltered telescopes or magnifiers, and polarizing filters are unsafe. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "How will you know if the total eclipse damaged your eyes? Here are symptoms.," 16 Aug. 2017 Sunglasses, smoked glass, unfiltered telescopes or magnifiers, and polarizing filters are unsafe. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Solar eclipse 2017: Why is it dangerous to watch a total solar eclipse?," 4 Aug. 2017 While beard oils keep your hairs soft on a daily basis—like a moisturizer does for your skin—a hot oil treatment acts as a magnifier of this process—more like a deep-penetrating serum. Adam Hurly, GQ, "Hot Beard Oil Will Save Your Dry, Scratchy Scruff," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of magnifier

1550, in the meaning defined above

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