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en·large·ment

 (ĕn-lärj′mənt)
n.
1. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
2. Something that enlarges; an addition.
3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
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enlargement

(ɪnˈlɑːdʒmənt)
n
1. the act of enlarging or the condition of being enlarged
2. something that enlarges or is intended to enlarge
3. (Photography) a photographic print that is larger than the negative from which it is made
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en•large•ment

(ɛnˈlɑrdʒ mənt)

n.
1. an act of enlarging; increase, expansion, or amplification.
2. an enlarged form of something.
3. anything that enlarges something else; addition.
[1530–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enlargement - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scopeenlargement - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
dilatation, dilation - the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
distension, distention - the act of expanding by pressure from within
stretching - act of expanding by lengthening or widening
inflation - the act of filling something with air
magnification - the act of expanding something in apparent size
extension - act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; "extension of the program to all in need"
2.enlargement - the state of being enlarged
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
pseudobulb - a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
3.enlargement - a discussion that provides additional information
discussion, discourse, treatment - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
expatiation - a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
embellishment, embroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
4.enlargement - 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
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enlargement

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

enlargement

noun
1. The act of increasing in dimensions, scope, or inclusiveness:
3. The result or product of building up:
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Translations
تَكْبيرتَكْبِيرتَوْسيع
zvětšení
udvidelseforstørrelse
laajennus
povećanje
bõvítésmegnagyobbodásnagyobbodás
stækkunstækkun, aukning
拡大
확대
zväčšenina
povečava
förstoring
การขยาย
büyümebüyütmebüyütülmüş fotoğraf
sự phóng to

enlargement

[ɪnˈlɑːdʒmənt] N (= act) → aumento m (Phot) → ampliación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

enlargement

[ɪnˈlɑːrdʒmənt] n
(= expansion) [building] → agrandissement m; [company, organization] → agrandissement m
[photograph] → agrandissement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

enlargement

n
(Phot) → Vergrößerung f
(= process)Vergrößerung f; (of hole, field of knowledge)Erweiterung f; (Med: of organ) → Erweiterung f, → Vergrößerung f; (of membership, majority)Erhöhung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

enlargement

[ɪnˈlɑːdʒmənt] n (gen) → ampliamento (Med) → ingrossamento (Phot) → ingrandimento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

enlarge

(inˈlaːdʒ) verb
1. to make larger. He enlarged the garden.
2. to reproduce on a larger scale (a photograph etc). We had the photograph enlarged.
enˈlargement noun
1. something enlarged, especially a photograph.
2. the act of enlarging or state of being enlarged. Enlargement of the glands in the neck is usually a sign of illness.
enlarge on
to speak, write etc in more detail. Would you like to enlarge on your original statement?
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

enlargement

تَكْبِير zvětšení udvidelse Vergrößerung μεγέθυνση ampliación laajennus élargissement povećanje ampliamento 拡大 확대 vergroting forstørrelse powiększenie alargamento увеличение förstoring การขยาย büyütme sự phóng to 放大
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

en·large·ment

n. aumento en tamaño esp. de un órgano o tejido.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

enlargement

n agrandamiento, aumento de tamaño
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References in classic literature ?
`crayon enlargements' often seen in farm-house parlours, the subject being a round-eyed baby in short dresses.
You know that optical instruments have acquired great perfection; with certain instruments we have succeeded in obtaining enlargements of 6,000 times and reducing the moon to within forty miles' distance.
He did these pantograph enlargements on sheets of white cardboard, and made each individual line of the bewildering maze of whorls or curves or loops which consisted of the "pattern" of a "record" stand out bold and black by reinforcing it with ink.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
The two gentlemen arrived the next day to a very late dinner, affording a pleasant enlargement of the party, and a very welcome variety to their conversation, which a long morning of the same continued rain had reduced very low.
To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the consolidation of several smaller States into one great Confederacy.
More than seven years were gone since this little history of sorrowful interest had reached its close; and time had softened down much, perhaps nearly all of peculiar attachment to him, but she had been too dependent on time alone; no aid had been given in change of place (except in one visit to Bath soon after the rupture), or in any novelty or enlargement of society.
He was frighted even to the marrow, and was minded to give order for your instant enlargement, and that you be clothed in fine raiment and lodged as befitted one so great; but then came Merlin and spoiled all; for he persuaded the king that you are mad, and know not whereof you speak; and said your threat is but foolish- ness and idle vaporing.
The misfortune under the latter system has been, that these principles are so feeble and confined as to justify all the charges of inefficiency which have been urged against it, and to require a degree of enlargement which gives to the new system the aspect of an entire transformation of the old.
The business of finding a play that would suit everybody proved to be no trifle; and the carpenter had received his orders and taken his measurements, had suggested and removed at least two sets of difficulties, and having made the necessity of an enlargement of plan and expense fully evident, was already at work, while a play was still to seek.
The establishment of our paper in the village where there had been none before, and its enlargement from four to eight pages, were events so filling that they left little room for any other excitement but that of getting acquainted with the young people of the village, and going to parties, and sleigh rides, and walks, and drives, and picnics, and dances, and all the other pleasures in which that community seemed to indulge beyond any other we had known.