a) the act, or result of amplifying, enlarging, extending or adding to
b) the act, or result of independently increasing some quantity, especially voltage, power or current
See Also: ample, amplifiable, amplifier, amplificatory, amplify, amplitude

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  • amplification — [ ɑ̃plifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. amplificatio 1 ♦ Vx Agrandissement, accroissement. ♢ (1801) Opt. Grossissement. Techn. Opération consistant à accroître une amplitude ou une puissance à l aide d un amplificateur; valeur de cet accroissement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Amplification — may refer to:* The operation of an amplifier, a natural or artificial device intended to make a signal stronger. * Amplification (rhetoric), a figure of speech that adds importance to increase its rhetorical effect. * Amplification (psychology)… …   Wikipedia

  • amplification — Amplification. s. f. v. Figure de Rhetorique par laquelle l orateur amplifie. Il y a trop d amplification dans ce discours. On appelle aussi Amplification, Le discours entier qui est amplifié sur un sujet qu on a entrepris de traiter. Faire une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Amplification — Am pli*fi*ca tion, n. [L. amplificatio.] 1. The act of amplifying or enlarging in dimensions; enlargement; extension. [1913 Webster] 2. (Rhet.) The enlarging of a simple statement by particularity of description, the use of epithets, etc., for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amplification — AMPLIFICATION. s. f. Terme de Rhétorique. Discours par lequel on étend le sujet qu on traite. Il y a trop d amplification dans ce discours. [b]f♛/b] On appelle dans les Colléges, Amplification, Le discours que les écoliers font sur un sujet qu on …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • amplification — amplification. См. амплификация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Amplification — ist die rhetorische Erweiterung eines Gedankens, in dem die Bestandtheile desselben entwickelt werden, entweder in der beschreibenden Manier durch die ins Einzelne gehende Aufführung der Merkmale, oder der Gedanke wird durch Gleichnisse,… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • amplification — I noun accession, accretion, accrual, accumulation, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, aggravation, augmentation, broadening, clarification, deepening, development, dilation, elaboration, enhancement, enlargement, expansion, explanation,… …   Law dictionary

  • amplification — (n.) 1540s, enlargement, from L. amplificationem (nom. amplificatio) a widening, extending, noun of action from pp. stem of amplificare (see AMPLIFY (Cf. amplify)). Electronics sense is from 1915 …   Etymology dictionary

  • amplification — [n] increase in size or effect addition, augmentation, boost, boosting, buildup, deepening, development, elaboration, enlargement, exaggeration, expansion, expatiation, extension, fleshing out, heightening, intensification, lengthening,… …   New thesaurus

  • amplification — [am΄plə fi kā′shən] n. 1. an amplifying or being amplified 2. matter, details, etc. added to amplify a statement, report, etc. 3. a statement, etc. with something added …   English World dictionary

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