American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that magnifies, especially a magnifying glass.
- n. A system of optical components that magnifies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which magnifies or enlarges.
- n. Specifically, an optical instrument that magnifies; a convex lens, a concave mirror, or a combination of lenses or mirrors, which increases the apparent magnitude of bodies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, magnifies.
- n. a scientific instrument that magnifies an image
- to magnify + -er (Wiktionary)
“Windows: The Windows built-in magnifier tool was designed more for aiding those with vision problems than aiding those giving presentations.”
“The magnifier is a tool numismatists have in their hands all the time.”
“For information on the "magnifier" command = line utility, type”
“The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.”
“One of the main reasons why the region has been so prone to climate influences is the fact that Tibet is located at very high altitudes, which act like a "magnifier," the official has explained.”
“magnifier" of global warming as it was more sensitive to temperature changes, Zheng said.”
“If you aren't flinching and all the screws are tight take a good look at the barrel crown with a magnifier.”
“He took out his magnifier and positioned it above the lines of verse.”
“You look in her ear with a flashlight and magnifier.”
“He answered by saying, technology -- no matter how well designed -- is only a magnifier of human intent and capacity.”
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