amperage

noun am·per·age \ ˈam-p(ə-)rij , -ˌpir-ij \
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

Definition of amperage

plural amperages
1 : the strength of a current of electricity expressed in amperes
2 : level of excitement or energy
  • The famed animator … ups the amperage by kicking the visuals into the unpredictable world of the teenage subconscious.
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • If his prospects appeared to be dim, his intellectual life took on a new amperage. He seized his London days with manic energy.
  • —John Lahr

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First Known Use of amperage

1888

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Definition of amperage for English Language Learners

  • : the strength of a current of electricity expressed in amperes


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amperage

noun am·per·age \ ˈam-p(ə-)rij , -ˌpi(ə)r-ij \

medical Definition of amperage

: the strength of a current of electricity expressed in amperes

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