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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enlargement  \En*large"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  increasing  in  size  or  bulk,  real  or  apparent; 
  the  state  of  being  increased;  augmentation;  further 
  extension;  expansion. 
 
  2.  Expansion  or  extension,  as  of  the  powers  of  the  mind; 
  ennoblement,  as  of  the  feelings  and  character;  as  an 
  enlargement  of  views,  of  knowledge,  of  affection. 
 
  3.  A  setting  at  large  or  being  set  at  large  release  from 
  confinement,  servitude,  or  distress;  liberty. 
 
  Give  enlargement  to  the  swain.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Diffusiveness  of  speech  or  writing;  expatiation;  a  wide 
  range  of  discourse  or  argument. 
 
  An  enlargement  upon  the  vices  and  corruptions  that 
  were  got  into  the  army.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enlargement 
  n  1:  the  act  of  increasing  in  size  or  volume  or  quantity  or  scope 
  [syn:  {expansion}] 
  2:  an  interpretation  that  provides  additional  information  [syn: 
  {expansion}] 
  3:  a  photographic  print  that  has  been  enlarged  [syn:  {magnification}] 




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