THIS PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ IS PERFECT PRACTICE FOR THE REAL TEST
In our third teacher-created PSAT practice test there are new and unique vocabulary terms you may have never heard of! Can you guess what they mean?
Question 1 of 10
Origin of amp1
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening
Definition for amp (2 of 5)
[ amp ]
/ æmp /
verb (used with object)
to excite or energize (usually followed by up): We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat.
Origin of amp2
First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
Definition for amp (3 of 5)
Origin of amp3
Definition for amp (4 of 5)
a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleotide, C10H12N5O3H2PO4, obtained by the partial hydrolysis of ATP or of ribonucleic acid, yielding on hydrolysis adenine, ribose, and orthophosphoric acid.
Origin of AMP
Definition for amp (5 of 5)
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British Dictionary definitions for amp (1 of 3)
/ (æmp) /
informal an amplifier
Australian informal to excite or become excited
See also amp up
British Dictionary definitions for amp (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for amp (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for amp
[ ā′em-pē′ ]
Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP.adenine nucleotide adenylic acid
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Scientific definitions for amp
[ ā′ĕm-pē′ ]
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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Cultural definitions for amp
[ (am-peer) ]
notes for amp
A typical household's electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.
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