enlargement

[ en-lahrj-muh nt ]
/ ɛnˈlɑrdʒ mənt /

noun

an act of enlarging; increase, expansion, or amplification.
anything, as a photograph, that is an enlarged form of something.
anything that enlarges something else; addition: The new wing formed a considerable enlargement to the building.

Nearby words

  1. enkindle,
  2. enkolpion,
  3. enl.,
  4. enlace,
  5. enlarge,
  6. enlarger,
  7. enlighten,
  8. enlightened,
  9. enlightenment,
  10. enlil

Origin of enlargement

First recorded in 1530–40; enlarge + -ment

Related formspre·en·large·ment, nounpro·en·large·ment, adjectivere·en·large·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for enlargement

enlargement

/ (ɪnˈlɑːdʒmənt) /

noun

the act of enlarging or the condition of being enlarged
something that enlarges or is intended to enlarge
a photographic print that is larger than the negative from which it is made
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Word Origin and History for enlargement

enlargement

n.

1540s, from enlarge + -ment. Photographic sense is from 1866.

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