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Definition of "amplification" []

  • The act or result of amplifying, enlarging, or extending. (noun)
  • An addition to or expansion of a statement or idea. (noun)
  • A statement with such an addition. (noun)
  • Physics The process of increasing the magnitude of a variable quantity, especially the magnitude of voltage, power, or current, without altering any other quality. (noun)
  • Physics The result of such a process. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amplification" in a sentence
  • "And then, there's 1. the sheer scale of the gigantic one, 2. the humongous identification with POWER, 3. the "#1" and "Always Right," and 4. added amplification from the "cash" and the "roar.""
  • "Again amplification and electronic augmentation are the rule here, but the distinctive incorporation of vocal material is unique."
  • "Yet despite the problems in amplification, I was not sorry that I attended."