amplification

noun
am·​pli·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌam-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce amplification (audio) \

Definition of amplification

1a : an act, example, or product of amplifying
b : a usually massive replication of genetic material and especially of a gene or DNA sequence (as in a polymerase chain reaction)
2a : the particulars by which a statement is expanded
b : an expanded statement

Examples of amplification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Rady Shell concerts this year, the amplification has been erratic at times, but whoever ran the board on Friday did a great job. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 Alabama is currently averaging around 40,000 nucleic acid amplification tests per day, according to ADPH. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, 15 July 2022 At first, the Bowl amplification was closer to movie theater loud than ideal, but either one’s ears adapted (never a good thing) or the volume was toned down. Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2022 The amplification of the county’s narrative has attracted attention from across conservative media. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 It’s the amplification and glorification of being different and separate, of being special, of being chosen, zealously so. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 June 2022 Soon after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, many tech platforms took steps to curb the amplification of false Russian narratives. Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News, 8 June 2022 As the 20th Century turned into the 21st, the amplification of disability culture and the push for a more accessible world was not only part of the fabric of political discourse, but the key to this growing Disability Economy. Jonathan Kaufman, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Her tenure as chief operating officer coincided with the rise of micro-targeted advertising, the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, the amplification of hate speech and false information. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of amplification

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for amplification

borrowed from Latin amplificātiōn-, amplificātiō "act of making greater, enlarging upon (in rhetoric)," from amplificāre "to increase the size of, amplify" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action

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“Amplification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplification. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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amplification

noun
am·​pli·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌam-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce amplification (audio) \

Medical Definition of amplification

1 : an act, example, or product of amplifying
2 : a usually massive replication of genetic material and especially of a gene or DNA sequence (as in a polymerase chain reaction)

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