Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that magnifies, especially a magnifying glass.
  • noun A system of optical components that magnifies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which magnifies or enlarges.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, magnifies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which magnifies.
  • noun A magnifying glass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a scientific instrument that magnifies an image

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to magnify + -er

Examples

  • Windows: The Windows built-in magnifier tool was designed more for aiding those with vision problems than aiding those giving presentations.

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  • The magnifier is a tool numismatists have in their hands all the time.

    The Albert Lea Tribune

  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

    British Blogs

  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

    British Blogs

  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

    Reuters: Top News

  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

    British Blogs

  • For information on the "magnifier" command = line utility, type

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

    British Blogs

  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

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  • The area acts as a "magnifier" for global warming, Zheng Guoguang, head of China Meteorological Administration, said at a meeting in Lhasa last spring.

    British Blogs

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