Other definitions for amp (2 of 5)
to excite or energize (usually followed by up): We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat.
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Other definitions 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.
Other definitions for amp. (5 of 5)
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How to use amp in a sentence
Black-and-white photos of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Keith Richards hang above a piano; guitar amps line the walls.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon | Andrew Romano | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I play the guitar, so I was going to buy a new guitar, maybe some sound equipment amps, all that.Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Leonard Cooper on His Big $75,000 Win | Ramin Setoodeh | February 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also gone: several beloved guitars and amps, plus hundreds of VHS tapes of "music that will never be on DVD," he says.In Sandy’s Wake, a New York Doorman Without a Home | Abigail Pesta | November 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
After a tense, at times laughable chase, comes the kind of rah-rah moment that amps up the audience for the rest of the film.Best James Bond Opening Sequences: ‘Goldeneye’ & More (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | October 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Aniston is a naturally pretty girl, but like most of us, she amps it up though hard work.
You can only draw about four hundred amps off the thing, no matter how low you put the voltage.Damned If You Don't | Gordon Randall Garrett
In this position we went full speed astern on the motors, 1,500 amps on each, and all the crew in the after-compartment.Diary of a U-Boat Commander | Anonymous
Otherwise you must multiply volts times amps to get the wattage.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist | Eric B. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for amp (1 of 3)
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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Scientific definitions for AMP
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
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