Amp meaning

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To increase, augment, enhance, or intensify.
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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.

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An ampere.
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An amplifier, especially one used to amplify music.
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Amperage.
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To modify (something) so as to increase its capacity to perform or satisfy.
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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.

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To amplify.
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To stimulate or excite. Often used with up .

Was amped up on coffee.

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A mononucleotide, C10 H14 N5 O7 P, found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP; adenosine monophosphate.
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To excite or arouse.
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Ampere(s)
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A crystalline nucleotide, C10H14N5O7P, present in, and vital to the energy processes of, all living cells: also a major regulator of a cell's biochemical activity.
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A mononucleotide, C10 H14 N5 O7 P, that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group and is formed by the hydrolysis of ADP or ATP.
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Short for adenosine monophosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group. It is one of the nucleotides present in DNA and RNA, and is also the fundamental component of ATP and ADP. During certain cellular metabolic processes, AMP forms from ADP when the latter loses a phosphate group, and AMP forms ADP by acquiring a phosphate group. Chemical formula: C10H14N5O7P.
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(1) See ampere and amplifier.
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See ampere.
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(colloquial) Ampere, the unit of electrical current.
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(colloquial) Amplifier.
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He asked the disk jockey to amp it up.

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Adenosine monophosphate.
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Origin of amp

  • a(denosine) m(ono)p(hosphate)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition