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Pronunciation:  `amplufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (electricity) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
  2. [n]  addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the idea followed"
  3. [n]  the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

AMPLIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: elaboration, gain
 See Also: expanding upon, expansion, increase, increase, increment, loop gain, step-up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am`pli*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. amplificatio.]
1. The act of amplifying or enlarging in dimensions;
   enlargement; extension.

2. (Rhet.) The enlarging of a simple statement by
   particularity of description, the use of epithets, etc.,
   for rhetorical effect; diffuse narrative or description,
   or a dilating upon all the particulars of a subject.

         Exaggeration is a species of amplification. --Brande
                                               & C.

         I shall summarily, without any amplification at all,
         show in what manner defects have been supplied.
                                               --Sir J.

3. The matter by which a statement is amplified; as, the
   subject was presented without amplifications.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An increase in the number of copies of a specific DNA fragment; can be in vivo or in vitro. See also: cloning, polymerase chain reaction.
 Definition: An increase in the number of copies of a specific DNA fragment; can be in vivo or in vitro.
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