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magnifies, 3rd person singular present; magnifying, present participle; magnified, past tense; magnified, past participle;
  1. Make (something) appear larger than it is, esp. with a lens or microscope
    • - the camera's zoom mode can magnify a certain area if required
  2. Be capable of increasing the size or apparent size of something
    • - a pair of binoculars that magnify about eight power
  3. Increase the volume of (a sound)

  4. Intensify
    • - the risk is magnified if there is any dirty material next to the skin
  5. Exaggerate the importance or effect of
    • - she tended to magnify the defects of those she disliked
  6. Extol; glorify
    • - praise the Lord and magnify Him

  1. increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind"
  2. overstate: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
  3. blow up: make large; "blow up an image"
  4. (magnification) the act of expanding something in apparent size
  5. (magnification) the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
  6. (magnification) exaggeration: making to seem more important than it really is
  7. Magnify is the fourth studio album from Christian rock band Remedy Drive, and the last album to originally be released under the moniker of Remedy; later pressings of the album have altered to say Remedy Drive.
  8. (Magnification (album)) Magnification is the seventeenth album by progressive rock band Yes, released in 2001. It was the band's first album of the new century, and their second with a full orchestra (the first being Time and a Word from 1970).
  9. (Magnification (psychology)) Make a mountain out of a molehill or over-reaction is to make too much of a minor issue. In cognitive psychology, this form of cognitive distortion is called magnification.
  10. Magnified is the second studio album by the American rock band Failure. Magnified differs greatly from Failure's debut album Comfort using a great deal of bass guitar distortion. ...
  11. To make an object appear larger so one can see it in more detail, such as with a magnifying glass or a telescope; To make a situation or an idea appear greater or more important than it is
  12. (Magnification (Power)) Binoculars are often referred to by two numbers separated by an "x". For example: 8 x 32. The first number is the power or magnification of the binocular. ...
  13. (Magnification) The factor by which the apparent angular size of an object is increased by the telescope
  14. (Magnification) Factor by which the image is enlarged. For a telescope, it is the ratio of the focal length of the objective to the focal length of the eyepiece.
  15. (Magnification) The height of the image divided by the height of the object. The apparent enlargement of an object by an optical instrument.
  16. (magnification) How much a microscope enlarges an image; the increase of an object's apparent size.
  17. (Magnification) The magnifying power of the lens. Four power (4X) indicates that the image will appear four times larger than if viewed with a 1X lens.
  18. (Magnification) (enlargement)   Enlargement of the structures imaged on a radiograph over the actual size. Enlargement is greatest when the target of an x-ray machine is closer to the structures of interest, and is decreased when distance is greater.
  19. (Magnification) 0.84X (with 50 mm f1.4 standard lens)
  20. (Magnification) How big an object looks through optics, as opposed to the naked eye.  Example: using 10x binoculars will make an animal standing 1000 yards away look like he is only 100 yards away. (1000/10 = 100)
  21. (Magnification) How many times an object is enlarged by looking through your binoculars. (Example: a pair of 10×40 specs would magnify an object 10 times its natural size)
  22. (Magnification) In the context of leg length measurement magnification occurs in radiological techniques in which the x-ray beams passing through the measurement points are divergent. This results in the absolute measurement on the x-ray being greater than that in the limb.
  23. (Magnification) The amount of lateral enlarging produced by an interferometric microscope objective.
  24. (Magnification) The ratio of angular size with and without an optical device. With 10X magnification, an object appears ten times as broad. Equivalently, it appears to be at one-tenth the distance.
  25. (Magnification) The visual increase of size that is created by an amplifier. In systems where the air amplifier has adjustable magnification, this is accomplished by adjusting the flow or back-pressure within the amplifier to agree with the master sizes. ...