noun am·pli·a·tion \ˌamplēˈāshən\

Definition of ampliation



  1. 1 archaic :  enlargement, amplification

  2. 2 [Latin ampliation-, ampliatio] :  a postponement of the decision of a cause in civil law

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Origin and Etymology of 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

First Known Use: 1620

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a brief usually trivial fact

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