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enlarger

[en-lahr-jer]
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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.
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Origin of enlarger

1535–45, for an earlier sense; enlarge + -er1
Also called projection printer.
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Examples from the Web for enlarger

Historical Examples

  • 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

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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