amplifier

noun
am·​pli·​fi·​er | \ ˈam-plə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce amplifier (audio) \

Definition of amplifier

: one that amplifies specifically : an electronic device (as in a stereo system) for amplifying voltage, current, or power

Examples of amplifier in a Sentence

He plugged his electric guitar into an amplifier.
Recent Examples on the Web There is also plenty of volume on tap, with the subwoofer alone getting a 25W amplifier. Brad Moon, Forbes, "Review: With StormBox Pro, Tribit Fires A Shot At Portable Speaker Leaders," 8 Apr. 2021 This gives true stereo sound, but by eliminating the bulky amplifier/receiver, makes for a much more compact setup that’s ideal for smaller spaces. Brad Moon, Forbes, "Record Roundup Volume 8: Record Store Day(s) 2021 Announced," 20 Mar. 2021 Coupling a high-definition service with a basic, no-frills stereo amplifier, laptop, DAC, pair of secondhand speakers (and nice speaker wire) and quality headphones will noticeably improve your listening experience. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, "Lose the earbuds. Ditch the phone. How to get the most out of your music," 14 Jan. 2021 The MX1375 Reference Entertainment System comes with 23 speakers, a 1375-watt amplifier, and adaptive 3D surround sound processing. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "2022 Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer Get Audiophile-Grade Sound Systems," 11 Mar. 2021 Investments in marketing activities are a growth amplifier, while the real growth driver is product-market fit. Abdo Riani, Forbes, "Marketing Tips For Early-Stage Startups," 27 Feb. 2021 Think of the bell of horns as an amplifier of the kind of aerosols that spread the virus. Taylor Pittman, NOLA.com, "Skipping A Beat," 31 Jan. 2021 The amplifier features multiple digital and analog inputs. Star Tribune, "Sound Advice: If you want the best, be prepared to pay for it," 22 Jan. 2021 Mesa/Boogie began as an amplifier repair shop before Smith branched out into manufacturing. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Gibson Acquires Iconic Amp Manufacturer Mesa/Boogie," 8 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of amplifier

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amplifier

amplify + -er entry 2

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The first known use of amplifier was in 1546

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“Amplifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplifier. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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amplifier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of amplifier

: a device that increases the strength of electric signals so that sounds played through an electronic system are louder

amplifier

noun
am·​pli·​fi·​er | \ ˈam-plə-ˌfī-ər How to pronounce amplifier (audio) \

Kids Definition of amplifier

: a device that increases the strength of electric signals so that sounds played through an electronic system are louder

amplifier

noun
am·​pli·​fi·​er | \ ˈam-plə-ˌfī(ə)r How to pronounce amplifier (audio) \

Medical Definition of amplifier

: one that amplifies specifically : an electronic device (as in a computer or sound-reproducing system) for amplifying voltage, current, or power

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