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Pronunciation:  en'lârjmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of increasing in size or volume or quantity or scope
  2. [n]  a photographic print that has been enlarged
  3. [n]  a discussion that provides additional information

ENLARGEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: elaboration, expansion, expansion, magnification
 See Also: dilatation, dilation, discourse, discussion, distension, distention, embellishment, embroidery, expatiation, exposure, extension, increase, inflation, magnification, photo, photograph, pic, step-up, stretching, treatment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*large"ment\, n.
1. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent;
   the state of being increased; augmentation; further
   extension; expansion.

2. Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind;
   ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an
   enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection.

3. A setting at large, or being set at large; release from
   confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty.

         Give enlargement to the swain.        --Shak.

4. Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide
   range of discourse or argument.

         An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that
         were got into the army.               --Clarendon.

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