amplifier

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noun am·pli·fi·er \ ˈam-plə-ˌfī(-ə)r \

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

  1. He plugged his electric guitar into an amplifier.

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First Known Use of amplifier

1546


AMPLIFIER Defined for English Language Learners

amplifier

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Definition of amplifier for English Language Learners

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


AMPLIFIER Defined for Kids

amplifier

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noun am·pli·fi·er \ ˈam-plə-ˌfī-ər \

Definition of amplifier for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

amplifier

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noun am·pli·fi·er \ ˈam-plə-ˌfī(ə)r \

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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