Definition of enlargement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈlɑːdʒm(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈlɑːdʒm(ə)nt/


1 [mass noun] The action or state of enlarging or being enlarged: talks on the enlargement of the EU [count noun]: nine new stores and two major enlargements are planned
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  • In sum, the changes prompted by enlargement will have a major impact upon the future shape and identity of the Union.
  • In adults, growth hormone causes enlargement of soft tissues throughout the body.
  • But these changes are necessary for enlargement, and they are not particularly major.
2A photograph that is larger than the original negative or an earlier print.
Example sentences
  • Photographic enlargements of studios of famous artists at the beginning of the 1900s provide the background to a selection of objects that are similar to those these artiste might have owned.
  • They are offering half price for enlargements printed for the Photo Exhibition.
  • The next issue of the magazine carried a full-page enlargement of the same photograph.
blow-up, magnification, large print;
British  enprint

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