amplifier

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Particularly: "portable encasement that houses a large speaker"

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amplify +‎ -er

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amplifier (plural amplifiers)

  1. Anything that amplifies, or makes something larger or more intense.
    • 2022 November 21, Barney Ronay, “Iran’s brave and powerful gesture is a small wonder from a World Cup of woe”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The football team is not an extension of Iran’s leaders, but is in fact the opposite, seen as an amplifier for freedom, group expression, modernity.
  2. (linguistics) An adverb that adds intensity, such as "really" or "totally".
  3. (electronics) An appliance or circuit that increases the strength of a weak electrical signal without changing the other characteristics of the signal.
  4. (music) A portable encasement that houses a large speaker, used to amplify voices and musical instruments at live performances.
  5. A lens that enlarges the field of vision.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplificō, amplificāre (to enlarge), from amplus (large) + faciō, facere (make).

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  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.pli.fje/
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amplifier

  1. to amplify

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