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 Similarly, Fender’s electronic amplifier division is putting out guitar amps that, using custom software and a ton of onboard processing power, sound indiscernible from its amps that use vacuum tubes. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Fender is reinventing itself for the future of music while holding onto its past," 13 Dec. 2019 Catherine pointed to a device resembling a guitar amplifier on the floor, an Austin HealthMate HEPA filter. Lisa Wood Shapiro, Wired, "The Quest for Clean Air," 12 Dec. 2019 Kids can build their own mini electric guitar and amplifier from scratch with the Tech Will Save Us Electro Guitar Kit. Time For Kids, Time, "The Best Toys of 2019," 22 Nov. 2019 To an electrical engineer, however, feedback systems are filters and amplifiers. Mike Loukides, Quartz, "The biggest problem with social media has nothing to do with free speech," 24 Sep. 2019 The Sonos Port is the successor to the Sonos Connect, a device that allows you to add non-Sonos speakers, players and amplifiers into the ecosystem. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The Sonos One SL trades voice control for a price cut," 5 Sep. 2019 As for audio quality, Sony says the new Q1Ne chip supports 24-bit audio signal processing with a DAC and amplifier. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Sony’s WF-1000XM3 bring noise cancellation to AirPods-style wireless earbuds," 5 July 2019 Near the end of the final reel, a local noise band, Y Fuego Mod, set off sparks during a set that mixed tools, scrap metal and amplifiers. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "Sick of Hollywood Action Movies? Warhol’s Epic Is an 8-Hour Shot of the Empire State Building," 10 Jan. 2019 Speakers and an amplifier were stolen from a vehicle left at an auto repair shop between Oct. 28 and Nov. 11 in the 3800 block of Halik Road, according to a Nov. 12 police report. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland police: Multiple reports of auto-part thefts," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of amplifier

1546, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amplifier was in 1546

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15 Jan 2020

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“Amplifier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplifier. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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amplifier

noun
How to pronounce amplifier (audio)

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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