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blowup

[′blō‚əp]
(civil engineering)
The localized buckling or breaking of a rigid pavement caused by excess pressure along its length.
(graphic arts)
An enlargement of a photographic print, or of a detail of the print.
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Kohlberg's blowup literally left a lot of money on the table.
Another effective technique is to obtain a blowup of the defendant pathologist's erroneous report and place it where jurors can see it for as long as possible--it is concrete evidence of the defendant's negligence.
Limited edition card blowups of Honorary World Cup Captains Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Reggie Jackson ($29.
DTS Digital Images provides services to a wide range of entertainment customers, including film restoration, digital blowups, and image processing for Digital Intermediate and HD compression.
At first glance, these photographs might appear to be blowups of anonymous amateur snapshots; their already faulty lighting and focus are underscored by the enhanced scale.
The original was passed around to jurors and Groden showed them blowups of the contact sheet - a picture of the negative strips - to illustrate his contention that the image of Simpson was out of alignment with other photos on the roll.