AskDefine | Define amplification

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. the act, or result of amplifying, enlarging, extending or adding to
  2. the act, or result of independently increasing some quantity, especially voltage, power or current
  3. gain
  4. using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for isolating and exponentially amplifying a fragment or sequence of DNA
  5. A procedure used in the nomenclature of complex organic compounds in which the superatoms of a basic structure (a phane) are replaced by cyclic structures (amplificants)


result of amplifying
  • Croatian: amplifikacija, pojačanje
in physics
  • Croatian: amplifikacija
in electronics
  • Croatian: amplifikacija

Extensive Definition

Amplification may refer to:
Amplified may refer to:
amplification in German: Amplifikation
amplification in French: Amplification
amplification in Dutch: Amplificatie
amplification in Polish: Amplifikacja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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