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mag·ni·fi·ca·tion

 (măg′nə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of magnifying or the state of being magnified.
2.
a. The process of enlarging the size of something, as an optical image.
b. Something that has been magnified; an enlarged representation, image, or model.
3. The ratio of the size of an image to the size of an object.

magnification

(ˌmæɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified
2. (General Physics) the degree to which something is magnified
3. a copy, photograph, drawing, etc, of something magnified
4. (General Physics) a measure of the ability of a lens or other optical instrument to magnify, expressed as the ratio of the size of the image to that of the object

mag•ni•fi•ca•tion

(ˌmæg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified.
2. the power to magnify. Compare power (def. 19a).
3. a magnified image.
[1615–25; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnification - the act of expanding something in apparent sizemagnification - the act of expanding something in apparent size
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
2.magnification - the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
3.magnification - making to seem more important than it really is
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
4.magnification - a photographic print that has been enlarged
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

magnification

noun
1. enlargement, increase, inflation, boost, expansion, blow-up (informal), intensification, amplification, dilation, augmentation a magnification of the human eye
2. exaggeration, build-up, heightening, deepening, enhancement, aggrandizement the magnification of this character on the screen

magnification

noun
The honoring of a deity, as in worship:
Translations
تَكْبيرمَدى تَكبير الصّورَه
zvětšenízvětšenina
forstørrelse
stækkunstækkunargeta
büyü mebüyütmebüyütme gücü

magnification

[ˌmægnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (Opt) → aumento m, ampliación f
high magnificationgran aumento m
low magnificationpequeño aumento m
2. (fig) → exageración f

magnification

[ˌmægnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n
[microscope, binoculars] → grossissement m
(= enlargement) → amplification f

magnification

nVergrößerung f; high/low magnificationstarke/geringe Vergrößerung; seen at 300 magnificationsin 300facher Vergrößerung, 300fach vergrößert

magnification

[ˌmægnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ningrandimento

magnify

(ˈmӕgnifai) verb
to cause to appear greater. A telescope magnifies an image; to magnify one's troubles.
ˌmagnifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
1. the act of magnifying (something).
2. the power of magnifying. the magnification of a pair of binoculars.
3. the extent to which something (eg a photograph) has been magnified. The magnification is ten times (10 ).
ˈmagnifying-glass noun
a piece of glass with curved surfaces that makes an object looked at through it appear larger. This print is so small that I need a magnifying-glass to read it.

mag·ni·fi·ca·tion

n. magnificación, ampliación de un objeto.
References in classic literature ?
For by a Portuguese Catholic priest, this very idea of Jonah's going to Nineveh via the Cape of Good Hope was advanced as a signal magnification of the general miracle.
Nowhere in particular," was the reply, "although it is my intention soon to visit the Emerald City and arrange to give a course of lectures to select audiences on the 'Advantages of Magnification.
However, at lower magnifications, an FFP reticle can almost disappear, especially in dim light.
After experiencing great success with the 4x magnification, Easy-Macro now aims to make 2x and 10x magnifications available as well.
If a little more magnification were required, illuminated hand magnifiers can be obtained with magnifications of up to around 10x, although up to 4-5x would be entirely adequate for use in primary care practice.
The THOR Light is designed for small-caliber firearms, and has a 30mm lens with a 15-degree field-of-view that allows for 2X magnifications and up to 8X digital magnification.
Magnifications are arranged without pattern (an image at 47x is followed by one at 21,000x, then one at 192x), which could be confusing to the reader in developing an understanding of relative size.
Field of view is also extremely narrow at higher magnifications, running from 11.
Features include an autoloader for scanning of up to 160 slides, automatic slide detection, automated turret with support for four objectives (4X, 10X, 20X, and 40X), and high-speed, walkaway scanning at all four magnifications.
Its straight 30mm tube promotes consistent eye relief at all magnifications and a variety of mounting options.
Since conventional light microscopes'resolving power starts declining after magnifications of two thousand-fold, electron microscopes, which can achieve magnifications up to two million-fold, are the default way to visualize nanoparticles.
Some systems feature multiple cameras at different magnifications that permit the high magnification necessary for accurate 01005 inspection, while maintaining a fast cycle time by using the lower magnification camera for other larger components.