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1. One that magnifies, especially a magnifying glass.
2. A system of optical components that magnifies.
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(ˈmæg nəˌfaɪ ər)

1. a lens or combination of lenses that magnifies.
2. a person or thing that magnifies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnifier - a scientific instrument that magnifies an imagemagnifier - a scientific instrument that magnifies an image
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
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(= magnifying glass)Vergrößerungsglas nt, → Lupe f
(Elec) → Verstärker m
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n. amplificador; vidrio de aumento.
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References in classic literature ?
"Please turn that cardboard face down, and take this one, and compare it searchingly, by the magnifier, with the fatal signature upon the knife handle, and report your finding to the court."
And also, you can visit our website www(dot)zoomax(dot)co to join our New Year's contest and win a portable video magnifier Mars HD.
This visor magnifier changes the whole playing field.
They abandon outdated terminology and replace it with more up-to-date and widely accepted terms: video magnifier (instead of CCTV), general education (instead of regular education), contracted braille (in stead of grade 2 braille).
Among the gadgets on offer will be the a machine which scans your favourite magazine and reads it back to you, a video magnifier, Braille controllers for PCs, iPads and iPhones, and a talking computer.
Putting your mouse over the image will bring up a magnifier that make details of the image magnified. 
The Eye Q Portable Video Magnifier features a full color, high-contrast screen to enable the user to read maps, print documents, and tags.
* Try scrapbooking using a video magnifier. Scrapbooking lets you display souvenirs and notes alongside photographs to give them even more meaning.
My magnifier was useless too, Although I managed to solve a few.
The game includes a UV light, magnifier and special evidence decoder devices.
Aimpoint's Magnifier converts the company's standard red-dot sights into 3X telescopic sights, allowing users to engage targets at greater distances.
The money has gone towards buying a video magnifier so that members can read their bills and correspondence, helping them to remain more independent.