1 the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope [syn: expansion] [ant: contraction]
Act of making larger
- Enlargement of the European Union is the political process for integrating countries into the European Union.
- Homothety is a mathematical function for increasing distances and volumes.
- Enlargement (in fiction) is a theme in fiction, especially in science fiction and fantasy.
- An enlargement is a photographic print that is larger than the negative it is printed from, through the use of an Enlarger.
- Enlargement of the African Union
- Enlargement of the Arab League
- Enlargement of the United Nations
- Enlargement of NATO
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