preamplifier

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

Definition of preamplifier

: an amplifier designed to amplify extremely weak electrical signals before they are fed to additional amplifier circuits

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The document said Broadcom had stopped shipping essential chips called preamplifiers to Western Digital. Don Clark, New York Times, "Broadcom’s Other Regulatory Hurdle: How It Treats Customers," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of preamplifier

1934, in the meaning defined above

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