[ en-lahrj-muhnt ]
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  1. an act of enlarging; increase, expansion, or amplification.

  2. anything, as a photograph, that is an enlarged form of something.

  1. anything that enlarges something else; addition: The new wing formed a considerable enlargement to the building.

Origin of enlargement

First recorded in 1530–40; enlarge + -ment

Other words from enlargement

  • pre·en·large·ment, noun
  • pro·en·large·ment, adjective
  • re·en·large·ment, noun

Words Nearby enlargement

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How to use enlargement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for enlargement


/ (ɪnˈlɑːdʒmənt) /

  1. the act of enlarging or the condition of being enlarged

  2. something that enlarges or is intended to enlarge

  1. a photographic print that is larger than the negative from which it is made

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