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EtymologyEdit

From Latin amplificātiō, from amplificō (I amplify); see amplify.

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amplification (countable and uncountable, plural amplifications)

  1. The act, or result of amplifying, enlarging, extending or adding.
  2. (physics) The act, or result of independently increasing some quantity, especially voltage, power or current.
  3. (electronics) Gain.
  4. (genetics) The using of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for isolating and exponentially amplifying a fragment or sequence of DNA.
  5. (organic chemistry) A procedure used in the nomenclature of complex organic compounds in which the superatoms of a basic structure (a phane) are replaced by cyclic structures (amplificants).

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amplification f (plural amplifications)

  1. amplification