from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that amplifies, enlarges, or extends.
- n. Electronics A device, especially one using transistors or electron tubes, that produces amplification of an electrical signal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anything that amplifies, or makes something larger or more intense.
- n. An appliance or circuit that increases the strength of a weak electrical signal without changing the other characteristics of the signal.
- n. An amp, specif. a particular type of speaker used to amplify voices and musical instruments at live performances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who or that which amplifies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who amplifies or enlarges.
- n. A lens placed in the tube of a microscope between the object-glass and the eyepiece. See microscope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
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The nice thing about a vinyl record played through a radiogram with a tube (valve) amplifier is that it sounded warm as opposed to bright.
There was a sudden scratching sound and the hum of an amplifier from the speakers in the ceiling.
As I tweated, amplifier is an awesome name for an award to win!
The amplifier is plugged into a USB port of the notebook for signal acquisition.
An oscillator circuit is basically a unity gain amplifier with the output feeding the input (phased shifted by 180 degrees).
Because the sensitivity of the crystal detectors and amplifier is more than
The principle of construction of an amplifier is very simple.
wrote favorably about the A-50T integrated amplifier from the Chinese company Cayin Audio.
It's a weird thing - a £600 amplifier, which is basically for hi-fi use it has phono inputs and speaker outputs on the back but with a guitar input on the front.
Atop the amplifier was a synthesized rhythm box; in front of it, a propped cardboard sign that read THE MANY MOODS OF SAMMY DALE in gilt-edged calligraphy.