magnification has definitions from the field of photography
[ noun ] the act of expanding something in apparent size

Used in print

(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

William_Wimsatt and Cleanth_Brooks , it seems to me , have a penetrating insight into the way in_which this control is effected : `` For if we say poetry is to talk of beauty and love ( and yet not aim at exciting erotic emotion or even an emotion of Platonic esteem ) and if it is to talk of anger and murder ( and yet not aim at arousing anger and indignation ) - then it may be that the poetic way of dealing with these emotions will not be any kind of intensification , compounding , or magnification , or any direct assault upon the affections at_all .

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expansion magnify

[ noun ] the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object

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ratio blow_up

[ noun ] making to seem more important than it really is
[ noun ] (photography) a photographic print that has been enlarged


blowup enlargement

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photograph blow_up