overamplified

adjective

over·​am·​pli·​fied ˌō-vər-ˈam-plə-ˌfīd How to pronounce overamplified (audio)
: excessively amplified: such as
a
: excessively large, great, or strong
… this era of constantly overamplified Internet outrage … Porochista Khakpour
b
of an audio signal : electronically amplified to the point of being too loud
overamplified rock concerts
an overamplified bass line
Overamplified church services echo around the town … Wayne Curtis
c
of an electronic signal : boosted in strength beyond what is necessary for detection or transmission
… distortion of the picture caused when a video-signal re-enters the switcher and becomes overamplified Dorothy Hadju
d
of genetic material : exhibiting or marked by a higher than usual degree of genetic amplification
an overamplified DNA sequence
overamplification noun
plural overamplifications
gene overamplification
… the overamplification of the performers' instruments … Russell Baker

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overamplified was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Overamplified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overamplified. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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