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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amplification  \Am`pli*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  amplificatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  amplifying  or  enlarging  in  dimensions; 
  enlargement;  extension. 
 
  2.  (Rhet.)  The  enlarging  of  a  simple  statement  by 
  particularity  of  description,  the  use  of  epithets,  etc., 
  for  rhetorical  effect;  diffuse  narrative  or  description, 
  or  a  dilating  upon  all  the  particulars  of  a  subject. 
 
  Exaggeration  is  a  species  of  amplification.  --Brande 
  &  C. 
 
  I  shall  summarily,  without  any  amplification  at  all 
  show  in  what  manner  defects  have  been  supplied. 
  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 
 
  3.  The  matter  by  which  a  statement  is  amplified;  as  the 
  subject  was  presented  without  amplifications. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amplification 
  n  1:  addition  of  extra  material  or  illustration  or  clarifying 
  detail:  "a  few  remarks  added  in  amplification  and 
  defense";  "an  elaboration  of  the  idea  followed"  [syn:  {elaboration}] 
  2:  the  amount  of  increase  in  signal  power  or  voltage  or  current 
  expressed  as  the  ratio  of  output  to  input  [syn:  {gain}] 
  3:  (electricity)  the  act  of  increasing  voltage  or  power  or 
  current 




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