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    I want to know the mean of "magnification" in "Magnification of cooling water". So would anybody explain for me, please? Thanks so much!

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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DAAN2908 View Post
    I want to know the mean of "magnification" in "Magnification of cooling water". So would anybody explain for me, please? Thanks so much!
    magnification is another word for zoom or enlargement
    I found this article quite helpful in explaining the issue

    regards,
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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DAAN2908 View Post
    I want to know the mean of "magnification" in "Magnification of cooling water". So would anybody explain for me, please? Thanks so much!
    You might need to give more context.
    What is magnifying in the cooling water? What does the cooling water magnify?


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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    magnification is another word for zoom or enlargement
    I found this article quite helpful in explaining the issue

    regards,
    bea
    Thanks so much. I see it's mean is room but I don't know in "Magnification of cooling water". It is technical parameter of a sterilization equipment. :P

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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    I thought you can only magnify images which you view rather than actual physical objects/material.

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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I thought you can only magnify images which you view rather than actual physical objects/material.
    It's correct to say that you magnify something by putting it under a microscope. But yes, of course, you're not actually making the object any bigger.
    Magnify is also used in this sense for many abstract things:
    "You're magnifying the differences that really exist".
    "The attorney tried to magnify how bad the defendant was".
    In these cases, it means "to make appear bigger".


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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I thought you can only magnify images which you view rather than actual physical objects/material.
    yes. I'm thinking so. Because cooling water can't zoom. But I don't known how I must understand "magnification of cooling water"

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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Perhaps in the context (which we still haven' got ) 'cooling water' is in apposition to another noun, and acts like an adjective - as in 'cooling water systems' or 'cooling water equipment'. 'Magnification' here would simply mean 'making bigger' (which it originally did - Latin [=big] - though, come to think of it, magnus had an irregular comparative, so it should be [BUT ISN'T] *majorification.) Here is an example with this meaning:

    'The magnification of cooling water systems in buildings that are already intrinsically wasteful is not cost effective. For example, installing blinds in rooms facing the midday sun would be cheaper.' (This is very badly written, but some people write like that.) The stress here would be on the 'cooling'.)

    Alternatively, 'magnification' could mean 'enlargement' in an optical sense - 'magnification of cooling water' (with stress on the 'water') could mean putting a drop of water under a microscope and studying it while it cools.


    Context, context, context.

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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    may they're wrong. I can only think so. May it's multiple.


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    Re: What does the mean of "magnification"?

    Can you give us the full sentence in which you met this?

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