- 1The action of magnifying something or the process of being magnified: the lines are only visible under high magnificationMore example sentences
exaggeration, overstatement, amplification, overemphasis, overplaying, dramatization, overdramatization, colouring, embroidery, embellishment, enhancement, extravagance, inflation, hyperbole, aggrandizement; gilding the lily• informal blowing up, blowing up out of all proportion, making a big thing out of something
- Magnification was 50x and a micrometer was photographed with each roll of film to verify magnification after film processing.
- Each virtual slide contains high and low magnifications, with the ability to change magnification or view multiple focal planes at any location on the slide, not just preselected areas.
- Based on J. Robert Oppenheimer's theories of quantum mechanics, as well as on Ruska's groundbreaking research, the field emission microscope allowed magnification up to two million times.
- 1.1 [count noun] The degree to which something is or can be magnified: at this magnification the pixels making up the image become visibleMore example sentences
- The system includes a ring light that provides high intensity illumination at high magnifications and long working distances without light adjustment when refocusing or when zoom features are used.
- The pixel size for all magnifications used was calibrated with a 100 lines/mm grating, which allowed for absolute distance measurements.
- The spot sizes of photobleaching can be changed using objectives of different magnifications and numerical apertures.
- 1.2 [count noun] The magnifying power of an instrument: this microscope should give a magnification of about ×100More example sentences
- Though still relying upon single lenses, Leeuwenhoek's unparalleled grinding skill produced microscopes of very high power, with magnifications ranging to 500 power.
- To improve on this Galileo learned how to grind and polish his own lenses and by August 1609 he had an instrument with a magnification of around eight or nine.
- Scope magnification is six power, and the field of view is 10 feet at 100 yards.
- 1.3 [count noun] A magnified reproduction of something.More example sentences
- This is a 4X magnification of the original image.
- In Berning´s latest exhibitions, various work complexes from the past decade appear alongside medializations of the masterpiece - in catalogs, in libraries, on postcards of artworks, in each case alienated by means of a magnification of the original work or a return to the creative moment of the painting.
- That is, unlike other spontaneous-drip artists, Pollock created canvases with a single dominant pattern that is repeated, at various magnifications, throughout.