(Latin: large, enlargement, spacious; comprehensive; enough, more than enough)
2. Large in degree, kind, or quantity: "Shirley was receiving an ample salary for a beginner."
3. More than enough or more than normal: "Bruce felt that he had received ample justice by the court when he was tried for causing an auto accident."
3. Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose: "The Jason family had an ample amount of food for the guests at the wedding celebration."
"The teacher told the students that they will have ample time to finish the final exam."4. Etymology: from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus, "large, spacious".
2. The production of an output of greater magnitude than the input: "An amplification can be the act or process of making something larger, greater, or stronger."
"The excessive amplification of the concert ruined the concert for most of the audience."3. In electronics, an increase in the magnitude of a signal: "Tamika was having trouble trying to produce more amplification with her portable radio because of the old batteries.
4. A detail, explanation, or illustration added to a spoken or written account to make it fuller or to clarify it: "The coach explained that the new rules for basketball will need more amplifications; so, he started the meeting with an amplification of those issues."
"The editorial in the newspaper criticized the continual amplification of federal control over those of the states."
3. A device that makes sounds louder: "Some amplifiers increase the sound levels of musical instruments."
4. An electronic device that intensifies the magnitude of weak input signals, voltages, or electric currents without changing the characteristics of the waveforms of those signals: "Amplifiers are used in radio and television receivers and in stereophonic sound systems."
"In engineering, amplifiers are used to increase the magnitude of some physical or mechanical devices."
"The microphone amplified the singer's voice."
"The psychologist maintains that technology exists to complement and to amplify the human mind."
"The amplified music was so loud that Jim couldn't hear what Trudy was saying."2. To add to, as with illustrations; to make complete: "The speaker was asked to amplify his remarks by giving the audience some examples."
3. To exaggerate: "The radio talk-show host always amplifies the evils of his political opposition and minimizes any negative aspects of his preferred political group."
4. To increase electrical signals: "The technician was working to amplify the transmission, storage, and manipulation of information for the company's computers."
The amplitude of the food at the buffet delighted the hungry guests.
An amplitude is also a measurement that indicates the movement or vibration of something; such as, a sound wave or a radio wave.2. Etymology: from Latin amplitudo, from amplus, "ample, large quantity" + -tude, "quality, condition of".
Variation of the amplitude modulation of a carrier wave, commonly a radio wave, presents fluctuations in the audio or video signals that are being transmitted.
A higher amplitude modulation wave is interpreted as a "1" and a normal wave is interpreted as a zero.
The method of changing an amplitude modulation is known as "amplitude shift keying", or ASK.
"The results amply demonstrated that something was wrong with Sarina's computer."
"The troops in the battle zone were amply supplied with equipment."2. Quite large: "The waitress amply provided Mark with a serving of pie and ice cream."
"Biomagnification, or bioamplification, is a particular threat for species living at the top of food chains."
2. A low-noise amplifier having sufficiently low current drift and other characteristics required for measuring very low currents.
2. A parametric amplifier in which energy is pumped from an electrostatic field into a beam of electrons traveling down the length of the tube, and electron couplers impress the input signal at one end of the tube and translate spiraling electron motion into electric output at the other end.
The semiconductor target is a pair of silicon diodes, each consisting of two metallic electrodes with a pn (positive-negative) junction under the top contact.
A pn junction or a diode (one way valve) is a pn junction with p-type (positive-type) on one side and n-type (negative-type) on the other side.
When a positive voltage is applied to the p-type side (forward bias), it shrinks and overcomes the depletion zone, causing the current to flow from the p-type to the n-type side. When a negative voltage is applied to the p-type of the diode (reverse bias), it increases the depletion zone and prevents current from flowing.
The amplifier operation is based on the fact that a modulated electron beam can control the current in a reverse-based semiconductor junction.