magnifier

[mag-nuh-fahy-er]

Origin of magnifier

First recorded in 1540–50; magnify + -er1
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Examples from the Web for magnifier

Historical Examples of magnifier

  • This image is viewed by a magnifier attached to the end B C.

    Letters on Astronomy

    Denison Olmsted

  • A curious thing is this proboscis, when seen through the magnifier.

    Glaucus

    Charles Kingsley

  • "That is proved by the focus of the magnifier," remarked the abbé.

  • A magnifier or reading-glass might bring it out strong enough.

  • Impossible usually to see into the small pores with magnifier.

    Studies of Trees

    Jacob Joshua Levison


Word Origin and History for magnifier
n.

1540s, agent noun from magnify.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper