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Definition of enlargement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] enlargement (of something) the process or result of something becoming or being made larger the enlargement of the company's overseas business activities There was widespread support for NATO enlargement (= the fact of more countries joining).
  2. 2[countable] something that has been made larger, especially a photograph If you like the picture, I can send you an enlargement of it. opposite reduction
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