magnification
   The term magnification is indebted to the Latin adjective magnus, which means large. It is used to denote the process by which visually perceived objects or stimuli appear to increase in size. Magnification can occur in individuals wearing glasses with plus lenses and in the context of pathology (see the entry Macropsia). When magnification sets in gradually rather than abruptly, it can be accompanied by "zoom vision. The term magnification is used in opposition to the term "ramification.
   References
   VandenBos, G.R., ed. (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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