en·large·ment /ɪnˈlɑrʤmənt, ɛn-/
en·large·ment /ɪnˈlɑrʤmənt/ 名詞
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.
n 1: the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or
quantity or scope [syn: expansion] [ant: contraction]
2: a discussion that provides additional information [syn: expansion,
3: a photographic print that has been enlarged [syn: blowup,