overamplified

adjective over·am·pli·fied \ ˌō-vər-ˈam-plə-ˌfīd \

Definition of overamplified

: 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

play \ˌō-vər-ˌam-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun, plural overamplifications
    • gene overamplification
    • … the overamplification of the performers' instruments …
    • —Russell Baker

First Known Use of overamplified

1876

in the meaning defined above

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