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Magnification  n.  The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration. (R.)

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"Magnification" Quotes from Famous Books

... again, using a diamond lens one of the warlocks handed him. It was a useful device, having about a hundred times magnification without the need for exact focusing. He stared at the jumble of fine gears, then glanced out through the open front: of the building toward the sky. There was even less of it showing than he had remembered. Most of the great dome was empty. And now there were suggestions ...
— The Sky Is Falling • Lester del Rey

... of which we have any record is, of course, the familiar Demon Theory. This is simply a mental magnification of the painfully personal, and even vindictive, impression produced upon the mind of the savage by the ravages of disease. And certainly we of the profession would be the last to blame him for jumping to such a conclusion. Who that has seen a fellow being quivering and chattering in ...
— Preventable Diseases • Woods Hutchinson

... committee, meeting in a room known as the Star Chamber, and its authority was regularised by Act of Parliament in 1487. Absorbing into its hands offences in the matter of "maintenance" and "livery,"—i.e., broadly speaking, practices which the nobility had indulged in for the magnification of their households, and the provision of a military following—and being peculiarly subject to the royal influence, it was exceedingly useful to the King in keeping the baronage within bounds. Following, on the other hand, a procedure analogous to that of the ecclesiastical courts, unchecked ...
— England Under the Tudors • Arthur D. Innes

... the traces of damage done by the bombings of the Nineties were gone from about the estate areas by now, and the few which remained were being eliminated. Morely increased the magnification, to watch a few animals at a waterhole. He could do a little hunting in a few weeks. Take a nice leave. He drew a ...
— Final Weapon • Everett B. Cole

Words linked to "Magnification" :   exaggeration, deception, blowup, photograph, pic, understatement, overstatement, ratio, enlargement, magnify, photo, misrepresentation, deceit, exposure, expansion

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