[ en-lahrj-muh nt ]
/ ɛnˈlɑrdʒ mənt /


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.

Words nearby enlargement

Origin of enlargement

First recorded in 1530–40; enlarge + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM enlargement

pre·en·large·ment, nounpro·en·large·ment, adjectivere·en·large·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enlargement

/ (ɪnˈlɑːdʒmənt) /


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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