magnification magnification  /ˌmæɡ nə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of expanding something in apparent size
  2. (n) the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
  3. (n) making to seem more important than it really is
  4. (n) a photographic print that has been enlarged

Usage(s):

  1. Even under extreme magnification, the double helix is almost too small to be seen clearly.
  2. The Verve's most glaring shortcoming is its 2x optical zoom lens, a low magnification for a compact camera selling for over $300.
  3. Highest magnification requires shortest possible electron waves, hence higher voltage.

News

  1. New method 700 times faster than the norm for magnifying digital images

    Scientists have developed new methods for improving two of the most widespread means used in digital image processing: magnification and thresholding. The new algorithm to magnify images stands out not only due to the quality obtained but also due to the time it takes to execute, which is 700 times less than other existing methods that obtain the same quality.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. A new method that is 700 times faster than the norm is developed to magnify digital images

    ( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Aránzazu Jurío-Munárriz, a graduate in computer engineering from the Public University of Navarre, has in her Ph.D. thesis presented new methods for improving two of the most widespread means used in digital image processing: magnification and thresholding. Her algorithm to magnify images stands out not only due to the quality obtained but also due to the time it takes to ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Nanounity Introduces The Pemtron Range Of Compact Scanning Electron Microscopes

    Tabletop SEMs are inexpensive and easy to use compared to standard size SEMs but have limited performance and capability such as small sample sizes, lower magnifications and lower resolution
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ElectronicsWeb

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Quotes

  1. "For particular operations, the robot has an advantage," Dr. Livingston said. "It'sa combination of access, depth perception and magnification that provides the advantage in some cases."
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Edward Livingston Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. "Across our league, the difference between the top teams and the guys who are down at the bottom is a magnification of small differences," said Georgetown coach John Thompson III.
    on Feb 23, 2010 By: John Thompson III Source: ESPN

  3. "There's only one shape that all stalactites tend to be. The difference is one of magnification -- it's either big or it's small, but it's still the same shape," said researcher Martin Short of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
    on Dec 6, 2004 By: Martin Short Source: Newswise (press release)

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