Etymology
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enlargement (n.)

1530s, "a release from confinement," from enlarge in the secondary Middle English sense "release a prisoner" (mid-15c.) + -ment. Meaning "act of increasing in size" is from 1560s. Photographic sense "picture of a larger size than the negative from which it was made" is from 1866.

updated on September 01, 2014

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Definitions of enlargement from WordNet

enlargement (n.)
the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;
Synonyms: expansion
enlargement (n.)
the state of being enlarged;
enlargement (n.)
a discussion that provides additional information;
Synonyms: expansion / elaboration
enlargement (n.)
a photographic print that has been enlarged;
Synonyms: blowup / magnification
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