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verb
  1. (context, nonce) make, Make bigger.
    • 1884: William John Thomas et alios, Notes and Queries: A Medium of Intercommunication for Literary Men, General Readers, Etc, p135 (possible links: http://www.google.co.uk/books?id=lCXk55Ziq10C&q=%22but+the+people+magnified+them,+to%22&dq=%22but+the+people+magnified+them,+to%22&pgis=1 & http://www.google.co.uk/books?id=I20JAAAAQAAJ&q=embiggen&dq=embiggen&pgis=1)
    • : "(polytonic, á¼�μεγάλÏ�νεν Î~+mn~Ï�Ï�οὺÏ� á½� λÎ~+mn~Ï�Ï�), but the people magnified them, to make great or ', if we may invent an English parallel as ugly. After all, use is nearly everything."""""""C. A. W<small>ARD</small>.
    • 1996: Dan Greaney, w:The Simpsons, The Simpsons " episode 3F13: "w:Lisa the Iconoclast, Lisa the Iconoclast", credits: beneath the statue of w:Jebediah Springfield, Jebediah Springfield
    • : A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.
    • 2006"7 (i, R<small>ECEIVED</small>: November 22, 2006; A<small>CCEPTED</small>: January 3, 2007; P<small>UBLISHED</small>: January 23, 2007): Riccardo Argurio, Matteo Bertolini, Sebastií¡n Franco, and Shamit Kachru, Gauge/gravity duality and meta-stable dynamical supersymmetry breaking, http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/1126-6708/2007/01/083/jhep012007083.pdf?request-id=lrc9b12D3BGpMQfQ2wi7Kg pp24{1} & 26{2}
    • : {1}For large P, the three-form ï¬�uxes are dilute, and the gradient of the Myers potential encouraging an anti-D3 to is very mild.
    • : {2}While in both cases for P anti-D3-branes the probe approximation is clearly not good, in the set up of this paper we could argue that there is a competing eï¬�ect which can overcome the desire of the anti-D3s to , namely their attraction towards the wrapped D5s.
    • 2007' A<small>UGUST</small> the 9th: A<small>UTHOR UNKNOWN</small> (perhaps "Wordwatch"), http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html Nature: Sidelines, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v448/n7154/full/448632a.html volume 448, page? 632
    • : In a case of theoretical physics imitating art, "", first coined by The Simpsons'' character Jebediah Springfield, has now been used in a paper on string theory by Stanford University"s Shamit Kachru. In case you need a definition, it means "to grow or expand".
Translations:
  • Dutch: (t, nl, groteren)
  • German: (t, de, vergranden)
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: (t, es, engrandecer)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: (term, big, Big, lang=en) + (term, em- -en, lang=en), prebilabial intensifying verbal circumfix."The occurrence of the verb (term, , embiggen) in the 1884 publication Notes and Queries: A Medium of Intercommunication for Literary Men, General Readers, Etc and its occurrence in the 1996 Simpsons episode Lisa the Iconoclast are most probably unrelated, the word having likely been instead coined independently, but by the same process; later appearances of this word are probably related to the 1996 neologism.


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