magnify magnify  /ˈmæɡ nə ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) increase in size, volume or significance
  2. (v) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  3. (v) make large

Usage(s):

  1. Aerial views of urban areas magnify the damage seen on the ground.
  2. Evil possesses an instinct for theater, which is why, in an era of gaudy and gifted media, evil may vastly magnify its damage by the power of horrific images.
  3. The notion was a beguiling one professional photographs of their adorable Debraysha but Phenom and De-Shawto Cochran felt the need to magnify the saleswoman's small print.

News

  1. Art & Soul: Beauty emerges from abstractions

    Photographer Kate Greene rejoices at beauty glimpsed in decay. Her "extracted photographs," on display at Starland Caf through the end of July, magnify tiny details until they assume macrocosmic dimensions.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

  2. 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

  3. 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!

Quotes

  1. In a statement, Mr Abbas said: "This oppressive decision will only tighten the stifling embargo imposed on 1.5 million people in the Gaza Strip, increase their suffering and magnify their tragedy."
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "We've just run into a little bit of a snag hitting-wise and when you don't hit, all of a sudden everybody wants to magnify the negativity about it," Rays Manager Joe Maddon said. "We're playing well right now. We're just not hitting."
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Joe Maddon Source: New York Times

  3. "The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency," said Bill Gates.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Bill Gates Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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