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Pronunciation:  `magnufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of expanding something in apparent size
  2. [n]  a photographic print that has been enlarged
  3. [n]  making to seem more important than it really is
  4. [n]  the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object

MAGNIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: enlargement, exaggeration, overstatement
 Antonyms: understatement
 See Also: deceit, deception, enlargement, expansion, exposure, misrepresentation, photo, photograph, pic, ratio



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mag`ni*fi*ca"tion\, n.
The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration. [R.]

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