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English noun: enlargement

1. enlargement (act) the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

Narrower (hyponym)dilatation, dilation, distension, distention, extension, inflation, magnification, stretching


2. enlargement (state) the state of being enlarged

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)lump, pseudobulb, puffiness, swelling

3. enlargement (communication) a discussion that provides additional information

Synonymselaboration, expansion

Broader (hypernym)discourse, discussion, treatment

Narrower (hyponym)embellishment, embroidery, expatiation

4. enlargement (artifact) a photographic print that has been enlarged

Synonymsblowup, magnification

Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

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