from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make smaller or less significant; reduce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce in size
- v. To reduce in apparent size, as for example objects viewed through a lens or mirror shaped so as to increase the field of view, such as a convex or aspheric mirror or a Fresnel lens
- v. To remove white space and unnecessary characters from a web page in order to reduce its size and improve download time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make small, or smaller; to diminish the apparent dimensions of; to lessen.
- transitive v. To degrade by speech or action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make little or less; make small or smaller; lessen; diminish.
- To make of less value or importance; treat as of slight worth; slight; depreciate.
- In both senses opposed to magnify.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make smaller
min(imum) + (magn)ify.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)