Amp



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(def 2).
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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a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleotide, C 10 H 12 N 5 O 3 H 2 PO 4 , obtained by the partial hydrolysis of ATP or of ribonucleic acid, yielding on hydrolysis adenine, ribose, and orthophosphoric acid.
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ampere; amperes.
Contemporary Examples

The retail industry knows that to survive, it needs to amp up the experience and add entertainment.
Lousy Marketing—Not Lousy Cars—Killed Detroit Adam Hanft November 23, 2008

To amp up heart rate in the weight room, incorporate total-body movements with limited rest in between sets.
Five Smarter Ways to Train Your Heart DailyBurn December 8, 2013

There is probably even pressure on the True Blood showrunners to amp up the nudity.
‘True Blood’ Premiere: Is Sex the Only Reason We’re Still Watching? Kevin Fallon June 13, 2013

Historical Examples

In the moneth of September also this yeare, the kings third sonne was borne at Oxenford, amp; named Richard.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Raphael Holinshed

The annexed figures of this hitherto undefined species will clearly show its distinction from amp.
Zoological Illustrations, Volume III William Swainson

amp life was pleasant, aside from the perpetual drilling, marching and countermarching.
The Blue and The Gray A. R. White

He was certain his shout overmodulated every amp tube in the entire World City viewer system.
Brink of Madness Walter J. Sheldon

The amp, speakers, and A/V switcher were all missing from her home theater.
Makers Cory Doctorow

Us Goshen people kind o’ kept together when we set down in the amp’itheater.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall

It was now my turn to be excited, and I rushed down to the motor room determined to give her every amp she would take.
Diary of a U-Boat Commander Anonymous

noun
an ampere
(informal) an amplifier
verb
(Austral, informal) to excite or become excited
abbreviation
adenosine monophosphate
Australian Mutual Provident Society
abbreviation
ampere
n.

1886 as an abbreviation of ampere; 1967 as an abbreviation of amplifier.

AMP (ā’em-pē’)
n.
Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP. Also called adenine nucleotide, adenylic acid.
AMP
(ā’ěm-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.
amp (ampere) [(am-peer)]

A unit of electric current. One ampere corresponds to a certain number of electrons passing a fixed point each second.

Note: A typical household’s electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.

noun

An ampere, the electrical unit of measurement
An audio amplifier, esp one used for electronic musical instruments
An ampoule of a narcotic

1. Algebraic Manipulation Package.
2. Active Measurement Project.
ampere
amplifier
adenosine monophosphate
Association for Molecular Pathology

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