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Definitions of amplification

  1. (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The act of amplifying or enlarging in dimensions; enlargement; extension. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The matter by which a statement is amplified; as, the subject was presented without amplifications. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Enlargement; the act of amplifying. Diffusiveness of description or argument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The act of enlarging; enlargement; a description in many words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for amplification

  1. The whole Confucian system, as I have remarked elsewhere, was founded upon ancestor- worship, and represented scarcely more than an amplification and elaboration of filial piety: it was therefore in complete accord with Japanese moral experience. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  2. This had always had a recognition- d'estime, as the French say; but in my final year it fell into the hands of a new instructor, who proceeded to glorify it by amplification – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
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