- 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.
- to increase, augment, enhance, or intensify
- to excite or arouse
Origin of ampprob. by analogy with the electric amplification of music: see amp
Origin of AMPa(denosine) m(ono)p(hosphate)
Origin of AMPa(denosine) m(ono)p(hosphate).
- An ampere.
- An amplifier, especially one used to amplify music.
transitive verbamped, amp·ing, amps
- To amplify.
- To stimulate or excite. Often used with up: was amped up on coffee.
- To modify (something) so as to increase its capacity to perform or satisfy: “A batch of roasted or sautéed wild mushrooms can be served as a side dish or amped up with other ingredients” (Regina Schrambling).
(third-person singular simple present amps, present participle amping, simple past and past participle amped)
- To amplify.
- He asked the disk jockey to amp it up.
- adenosine monophosphate
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