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enlarger

[en-lahr-jer] /ɛnˈlɑr dʒər/
noun, Photography.
1.
an apparatus used for making projection prints, having a head for holding, illuminating, and projecting a film negative and a bed for holding a sheet of sensitized printing paper.
Also called projection printer.
Compare contact printer.
Origin of enlarger
1535-1545
1535-45, for an earlier sense; enlarge + -er1
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  • But in sober truth, Pope, whether as a gardener or as a poet, required no enlarger or improver of his works.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • As a guarantee of good faith we are giving samples of our famous enlarger away to all well-known Puddin'-owners.

    The Magic Pudding Norman Lindsay
  • He put the microcopy in an enlarger, and carried the enlarged print with him to the conveyer room.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for enlarger

enlarger

/ɪnˈlɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
an optical instrument for making enlarged photographic prints in which a negative is brightly illuminated and its enlarged image is focused onto a sheet of sensitized paper
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