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amplifier Syllabification: am·pli·fi·er
Pronunciation: /ˈampləˌfī(ə)r/

Definition of amplifier in English:


1An electronic device for increasing the amplitude of electrical signals, used chiefly in sound reproduction.
Example sentences
  • This makes it suitable for audio applications, including audio amplifiers and preamplifiers, home entertainment system, mixing desks and audio recording equipment.
  • Hearing aids are electronic devices made up of a microphone, an amplifier, a loudspeaker and a battery.
  • The apparatus includes two visual indicators, two amplifiers, and a logic circuit.
1.1A device consisting of an amplifier combined with a loudspeaker, used to amplify electric guitars and other musical instruments.
Example sentences
  • With the drum cracks, cymbal hits, and nearby guitar and bass amplifiers, my musical career a decade ago was sort of like working in a rifle range.
  • Sometimes the surround sound processor and the amplifier are combined into a surround sound receiver, to save you a little bit of money.
  • Ty plugged his electric guitar into the amplifier on the stage.

Words that rhyme with amplifier

modifier • codifier

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