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What is magnification of a microscope vs. the resolution?

Magnification

The magnification is how much bigger a sample object appears under the microscope than it does in real life. 

Sometimes the total magnification may depend on the value the object lens has magnified it by, multiplied by that of the eyepiece lens.

Resolution

The resolution is the smallest distance at which two points on a sample are still distinguishable from each other. 

I.e. how resolved an image is

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