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enlargement

[en-lahrj-muh nt] /ɛnˈlɑrdʒ mənt/
noun
1.
an act of enlarging; increase, expansion, or amplification.
2.
anything, as a photograph, that is an enlarged form of something.
3.
anything that enlarges something else; addition:
The new wing formed a considerable enlargement to the building.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; enlarge + -ment
Related forms
preenlargement, noun
proenlargement, adjective
reenlargement, noun
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Word Origin and History for proenlargement
enlargement
1560s, from enlarge + -ment. Photographic sense is from 1866.
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