- Amp is an abbreviation for amplifier which is an electric device that increases electrical signals.
An object that an electric guitar is plugged into that makes it sound louder is an example of an amp.
- The definition of amp is an abbreviation for ampere which is the basic unit of measurement for electricity.
Calculating the speed of an electric current with the basic unit that was adopted under the SI, or Systeme International d'Unites, is an example of measuring to determine the number of amps.
amp definition by Webster's New World
Origin: a(denosine) m(ono)p(hosphate)
amp definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An ampere.
- An amplifier, especially one used to amplify music.
Origin: a(denosine) m(ono)p(hosphate).
amp - Computer Definition
amp - Cultural Definition
A unit of electric current (see also current). One ampere corresponds to a certain number of electrons passing a fixed point each second.
- A typical household's electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.
amp - Medical Definition
amp - Science Definition