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amp

noun \ ˈamp \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of amp

1 : ampere
2 : amplifier; also : a unit consisting of an electronic amplifier and a loudspeaker

Examples of amp in a Sentence

  1. He plugged his guitar into the amp.

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Origin and Etymology of amp

by shortening

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amp

verb

Definition of amp

amped; amping; amps
: excite, energize often used with up
  • trying to amp up the crowd
; also : heighten, intensify often used with up
  • amp up the drama

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First Known Use of amp

1972

in the meaning defined above

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AMP

noun \ ˌā-ˌem-ˈpē \

Definition of AMP

: a nucleotide C10H12N5O3H2PO4 composed of adenosine and one phosphate group that is reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP in metabolic reactions called also adenosine monophosphate, adenylic acid; compare cyclic amp

Origin and Etymology of amp

adenosine monophosphate

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Medical Dictionary

amp

abbreviation

medical Definition of amp

1 amperage
2 ampere
3 ampule
4 amputation

AMP

noun \ ˌā-ˌem-ˈpē \

medical Definition of AMP

: a nucleotide C10H12N5O3H2PO4 that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group and is reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP in metabolic reactions called also adenosine monophosphate; compare cyclic amp

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