American English

Definition of magnification noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
  1. 1[uncountable] the act of making something look larger The insects were examined under magnification.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the degree to which something is made to look larger; the degree to which something is able to make things look larger a magnification of 10 times the actual size high/low magnification The telescope has a magnification of 50.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: magnification