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noun Electricity.

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Origin of amp

1
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening

Definition for amp (2 of 5)

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[ amp ]
/ æmp /
Informal.

noun

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

Definition for amp (3 of 5)

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[ amp ]
/ æmp /

noun Slang.

Origin of amp

3
By shortening

Definition for amp (4 of 5)

AMP

abbreviation Biochemistry.

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

1950–55; a(denosine)m(ono)p(hosphate)

Definition for amp (5 of 5)

amp.

abbreviation Electricity.

amperage.
ampere; amperes.
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British Dictionary definitions for amp (1 of 3)

amp
/ (æmp) /

noun

an ampere
informal an amplifier

verb

Australian informal to excite or become excited
See also amp up

British Dictionary definitions for amp (2 of 3)

AMP

abbreviation for

adenosine monophosphate
Australian Mutual Provident Society

British Dictionary definitions for amp (3 of 3)

amp.

abbreviation for

ampere
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Medical definitions for amp

AMP
[ ā′em-pē ]

n.

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

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for amp

amp
[ (am-peer) ]

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 circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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