Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
amplification

am·pli·fi·ca·tion

amplification

pronunciation:
aem pl f keI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or result of making larger or greater.
synonyms:
addition, augmentation, elaboration, enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase, inflation, magnification
antonyms:
abridgment, abstract
similar words:
acceleration, accretion, development, elucidation, explanation, heightening, multiplication
definition 2: something that enlarges a statement, plan, idea, or the like.
synonyms:
development, elaboration
antonyms:
abridgment
similar words:
addendum, addition, clarification, elucidation, expansion, explanation, supplement
definition 3: a statement, plan, idea, or the like so enlarged.
synonyms:
development, elaboration
antonyms:
abridgment, abstract
similar words:
addendum, addition, clarification, expansion, explanation, illustration, supplement
definition 4: increase in electric current, voltage, power, or the like.
similar words:
surge
Word Parts
The word amplification contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).