Meaning of amplification

am•pli•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (am"plu-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of amplifying or the state of being amplified.
  2. expansion of a statement, narrative, etc., as for rhetorical purposes: In the revision, the story underwent considerable amplification.
  3. a statement, narrative, etc., so expanded: The text of the second edition was an amplification.
  4. the matter or substance used to expand an idea, statement, or the like: He added an extra paragraph to his speech as an amplification.
  5. increase in the strength of current, voltage, or power.
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