AskDefine | Define enlargement

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1 the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope [syn: expansion] [ant: contraction]
2 a discussion that provides additional information [syn: expansion, elaboration]
3 a photographic print that has been enlarged [syn: blowup, magnification]

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  1. The act of making something larger.
  2. An image, particularly a photograph, that has been enlarged.


Act of making larger

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