- To use a zoom lens to change the size of an image. Also, to use such a lens to rapidly change the size of an image.
- To change the size of the text and images appearing on a computer monitor, or within a given window. Zooming in increases or magnifies the size, while zooming out does the converse.
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- verb to enlarge an area of text on a computer screen so that it is easier to work on
- noun a shot in which a zoom lens is used to make the object in focus appear to move closer or farther away while the camera itself stays still
- noun an amphetamine (speed) or cocaine. A drug abuser’s nickname. The term refers to the exhilarating rush experienced by those using these stimulants.