Origin of amplifier
Examples from the Web for amplifier
He mounted a Trace Elliot amplifier on the back of the truck.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs
November 17, 2014
So just like any other amplifier, we wanted to simply just connect people and let them know their choices.21-Year-Old Millionaire Buys His Way to Political Influence
October 3, 2012
Rather, it acts as its own amplifier, once having received the thought.
Scarcely had he reached it when a series of dots and dashes roared from an amplifier.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
An amplifier tube of this type is shown at H and costs $6.50.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book
A. Frederick Collins
That will mean a large effect in the plate circuit of the amplifier.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son
He walked to the amplifier and bent, fumbling with the door latch.The Egyptian Cat Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
- an electronic device used to increase the strength of the signal fed into it
- such a device used for the amplification of audio frequency signals in a radio, etc
- photog an additional lens for altering the focal length of a camera lens
- a person or thing that amplifies
Word Origin and History for amplifier
1540s; agent noun from amplify. Electronic sense is from 1914; shortened form amp is from 1967.
In electronics, a device that takes a small electric signal and converts it into a large one. Amplifiers are used in stereo systems, electric guitars, and loudspeakers.