Meaning of magnification

mag•ni•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (mag"nu-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified.
  2. the power to magnify. Cf.(def. 20a).
  3. a magnified image, drawing, copy, etc.
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