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

Examples of magnifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this manner, the Hubble Space Telescope exploits a natural cosmic magnifier. Joel Achenbach, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2022 Because the meteors move so fast across such a large area, don't bother using any kind of magnifier to see them. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The one map of the entire route requires a magnifier to read the river names, and locations other than major communities are missing. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2021 The quarantine, said Margaret Clark, a psychology professor and director of the Clark Relationship Science Laboratory at Yale University, seemed to have served as a relationship magnifier. Jancee Dunn, New York Times, 21 May 2021 The faint magnification, predicted by the theory of general relativity, can provide insights into the passing magnifier. Nola Taylor Redd, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Sep. 2020 In response, accessory-makers offered up all kinds of crazy add-ons, from booklight-like gadgets that shone light onto the screen to bulky screen magnifiers with bulbs and batteries in them. Brendan Nystedt, Wired, 10 June 2020 If magnification is needed, several optic manufacturers offer quality 3-power magnifiers that will greatly extend your AR pistols usability at distance. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, 16 Apr. 2020 In the proper mount, these magnifiers can be flipped to the side or removed when not needed. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, 16 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of magnifier

1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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