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AMPLIFIER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amplifier mean? 

AMPLIFIER (noun)
  The noun AMPLIFIER has 1 sense:

1. electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it

  Familiarity information: AMPLIFIER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMPLIFIER (noun)


Sense 1amplifier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("amplifier" is a kind of...):

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amplifier"):

audio amplifier (an amplifier that increases the amplitude of reproduced sound)

booster; booster amplifier; booster station; relay link; relay station; relay transmitter (an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal)

maser (an acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an amplifier that works on the same principle as a laser and emits coherent microwave radiation)

Holonyms ("amplifier" is a part of...):

P.A.; P.A. system; PA; PA system; public address system (an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas)

radio; radio receiver; radio set; receiving set; tuner; wireless (an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals)

stereo; stereo system; stereophonic system; stereophony (reproducer in which two microphones feed two or more loudspeakers to give a three-dimensional effect to the sound)


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