Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that amplifies, enlarges, or extends.
  • noun An electronic device that is used to increase the magnitude of an electrical signal.
  • noun A device that is used to increase the magnitude of an information-carrying signal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who amplifies or enlarges.
  • noun A lens placed in the tube of a microscope between the object-glass and the eyepiece. See microscope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who or that which amplifies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Anything that amplifies, or makes something larger or more intense.
  • noun electronics An appliance or circuit that increases the strength of a weak electrical signal without changing the other characteristics of the signal.
  • noun US, music An amp, specif. a particular type of speaker used to amplify voices and musical instruments at live performances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.