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Origin of amp 1
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening
amp 2 [ amp ] SHOW IPA / æmp / PHONETIC RESPELLING Informal. 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 amp 2
First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
amp 3 [ amp ] SHOW IPA / æmp / PHONETIC RESPELLING Origin of amp 3
abbreviation Biochemistry. a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleotide, C 10H 12N 5O 3H 2PO 4, obtained by the partial hydrolysis of ATP or of ribonucleic acid, yielding on hydrolysis adenine, ribose, and orthophosphoric acid. Origin of AMP
a(denosine) m(ono) p(hosphate) abbreviation Electricity. amperage. ampere; amperes.
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Example sentences from the Web for amp
We all grew to really love it and wrote this unusual kind of almost jazzy riff on the piano, which became “You Really Got Me,” and I started blasting it out through my little green
I saw this little green
amp, like two doors down from where we lived.
This model from U-Turn is my go-to because it doesn’t need an
amp—it plugs right into your speakers instead—and because it offers great sound for the money.
In a matter of minutes, he gave a shameless,
amped up account of his various Hollywood conquests.
And to get us
amped up—or severely unsettled, whatever—Showtime has released the first official trailer for Season 3.
The Winklevoss twins further
amped up their nerdiness by plunging into the strange world of Bitcoin.
The day after the shooting, Aurora
amped up security at its six theaters.
Still, this should prove to be a performer for CBS, particularly if the mysteries can be
amped up into real puzzles. noun an ampere informal an amplifier verb Australian informal to excite or become excited abbreviation for adenosine monophosphate Australian Mutual Provident Society
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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n. Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP. adenine nucleotide adenylic acid
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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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: C 10H 14N 5O 7P.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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A unit of electric
current (see also current). One ampere corresponds to a certain number of electrons passing a fixed point each second. notes for amp
A typical household's electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house
carries 15 to 50 amps.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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