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English definition of “magnification”

magnification

noun [U]     /ˌmæɡ.nɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
the process of making something look bigger than it is, for example by using a magnifying glass : Magnification of the leaf allows us to see it in detail . These binoculars have x10 magnification (= they magnify ten times ).Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesEnlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger
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