enlargement

Primary Meanings of enlargement

1.
n
the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
2.
n
a discussion that provides additional information
Full Definitions of enlargement
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n the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

Synonyms:
expansion
Antonyms:
contraction
the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
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dilatation, dilation
the act of expanding an aperture
distension, distention
the act of expanding by pressure from within
stretching
act of expanding by lengthening or widening
inflation
the act of filling something with air
magnification
the act of expanding something in apparent size
extension
act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
vasodilation
dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)
tension
the action of stretching something tight
spread, spreading
act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
extension
act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
stretch
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
mydriasis
reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
Type of:
increase, step-up
the act of increasing something

n the state of being enlarged

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pseudobulb
a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids
lump, puffiness, swelling
an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
spermatocele
a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa
bloat
swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
bunion
a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema
swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele
swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
intumescence, intumescency
swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
iridoncus
swelling of the iris of the eye
lymphogranuloma
swelling of a lymph node
oscheocele, oscheocoele
swelling of the scrotum
tumidity, tumidness
slight swelling of an organ or part
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n a photographic print that has been enlarged

Synonyms:
blowup, magnification
Type of:
exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
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n a discussion that provides additional information

Synonyms:
elaboration, expansion
Types:
expatiation
a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
embellishment, embroidery
elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
Type of:
discourse, discussion, treatment
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

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