am·​pli·​a·​tion | \ ˌamplēˈāshən \
plural -s

Definition of ampliation

1 archaic : enlargement, amplification
2 [Latin ampliation-, ampliatio] : a postponement of the decision of a cause in civil law

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First Known Use of ampliation

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ampliation

Middle French, from Late Latin ampliation-, ampliatio, from Latin, postponement of the decision of a cause, from ampliatus (past participle of ampliare to enlarge, postpone the decision of) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Ampliation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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