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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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magnificationmag‧ni‧fi‧ca‧tion /ˌmæɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun  1 [uncountable]HPO the process of making something look bigger than it isat high/low etc magnification When viewed at high magnification, it is clear that the crystals are quite different. greater levels of magnificationunder magnification The colour is evident even under low magnification.2 [countable]HPO the degree to which something is able to make things look bigger binoculars with a magnification of x12 (=which make things look 12 times as big)
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magnificationA magnification or a diminution reveals the same pattern.Users can control both magnification and contrast in seeing near as well as distant objects.With a further approximate 250-fold magnification, we are presented with the spiral depicted in Fig. 3. 5.Richman then took the tissues to an electron microscope, which offers powers of magnification great enough to see viruses themselves.Scott and Andrew Forman rely on magnification and a computer to help them publish Connections.High-power magnification is needed to see the crystals.The larger the telescope, the more light it can collect, and the higher the magnification which can be employed.The mirror has triple magnification and a light.The names of the shops can be read -some with the naked eye, others only under magnification.Best results are obtained with magnifications of × 10 or less.at high/low etc magnificationSome joins. such as the fine solder work required for gold filigree and granulation, can not be seen even at high magnification.Very large peels or sections can be scanned at low magnifications.But when the cross-section is viewed at high magnification, it becomes clear that different plating methods have been used.
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