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[en-lahr-jer] /ɛnˈlɑr dʒər/
noun, Photography
an apparatus used for making projection prints, having a head for holding, illuminating, and projecting a film negative and a bed for holding a sheet of sensitized printing paper.
Also called projection printer.
Compare contact printer.
Origin of enlarger
1535-45, for an earlier sense; enlarge + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for enlarger
  • The photographer uses a device called an enlarger to project the light through the negative and onto the paper.
  • Changes in duct diameter shall be accomplished using a rigid, smooth bore enlarger.
  • Move reference table to align pattern film over circuit board holes with reference marks on enlarger scope.
British Dictionary definitions for enlarger


an optical instrument for making enlarged photographic prints in which a negative is brightly illuminated and its enlarged image is focused onto a sheet of sensitized paper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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