mag·​ni·​fi·​er ˈmag-nə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce magnifier (audio)
: one that magnifies
especially : a lens or combination of lenses that makes something appear larger

Examples of magnifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Windows key and the + or - sign will open the magnifier tool, then continue to zoom in or out while Win + Esc will exit the magnifier. Ken Colburn, The Arizona Republic, 5 Feb. 2024 These picks are a good way to make your phone simpler to use, whether that means making your text easier to read or using a special magnifier to make tiny items on your screen bigger. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2023 Labels are impossible to read without glasses or a magnifier. Torie Bosch, STAT, 2 Dec. 2023 This screen magnifier will take the movie from his phone screen to a larger, 14-inch screen that fits right on his tray table. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 This custom blanket is the perfect gift to go with the phone screen magnifier (see below). Enjanae' Taylor, Southern Living, 7 Nov. 2023 This set comes complete with a compass, working whistle, magnifier, map, binoculars, badges, and, of course, pretend treats for the rescue pups. Samantha McIntyre, Parents, 24 Oct. 2023 Want to assign a different function to the button, like your flashlight, magnifier or camera? Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2023 Nail fold capillary microscopy involves a healthcare provider examining the base of your fingernails under a magnifier. Sarah Fielding, Health, 3 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnifier was in 1550

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“Magnifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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