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Magnification   /mˌægnəfəkˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The act of expanding something in apparent size.
The ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object.
Making to seem more important than it really is.  Synonyms: exaggeration, overstatement.
A photographic print that has been enlarged.  Synonyms: blowup, enlargement.

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"Magnification" Quotes from Famous Books

... everyday life, clothing them with a reality quite disproportionate to their importance; we are too apt to look at them, as it were, through a powerful microscope, piling power upon power of magnification, until we have made mountains out of mole-hills, whereas if we treated them at their true value we should look at them through a telescope, in the reverse direction, when they would appear not only trivial, but would be seen to be too remote ...
— Science and the Infinite - or Through a Window in the Blank Wall • Sydney T. Klein

... aberration gave us an image of surprising clearness. The photographic results were admirable. I imagine few more satisfactory photographs of the face of Moon have been made than those we secured, so far at least as definition is concerned, and the detail within the limits of our powers of magnification. ...
— The Certainty of a Future Life in Mars • L. P. Gratacap

... the testes. The tip of the abdomen was therefore fixed and sectioned, young males whose wings were just apparent being used. The cells are all small, and could not be studied to advantage with less than 1500 magnification (Zeiss oil immersion ...
— Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2) • Nettie Maria Stevens

... dense, smooth, compact layer impervious to moisture. 3. The lower layer of cells. In this layer new cells are continually being formed to supply those which as thin scales are cast off from the surface. 4. Section of a small vein. 9. Section of an artery. 8. Section of a lymphatic. The magnification is too low to show the smaller blood vessels. 5. One of the glands alongside of the hair which furnishes an oily secretion. 6. A sweat gland. 7. The fat of the skin. Notice that hair, hair glands and sweat glands are continuous with the surface and represent a downward extension of this. ...
— Disease and Its Causes • William Thomas Councilman

Words linked to "Magnification" :   pic, ratio, picture, exposure, magnify, deceit, photograph, understatement, misrepresentation, deception, expansion, photo

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