a direct-current generator with a rotating armature, capable of magnifying a small amount of power supplied to the field winding of the device and using the amplified power to operate an attached, direct-current motor.


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  • Amplify

    to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend. to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding. Electricity. to increase the amplitude of; cause in. Archaic. to exaggerate. to discourse at length; expatiate or expand one’s remarks, speech, etc. (usually followed by on): The preacher amplified on the theme of […]

  • Amplification

    the act of or the state of being . expansion of a statement, narrative, etc., as for rhetorical purposes: In the revision, the story underwent considerable amplification. a statement, narrative, etc., so expanded: The text of the second edition was an amplification. the matter or substance used to expand an idea, statement, or the like: […]

  • Amplificatory

    of the nature of enlargement or extension, as of a statement, narrative, etc. Historical Examples He simply took his model and abridged it, by throwing out all argumentative, illustrative and amplificatory material. A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy Isaac Husik

  • Amplifier

    a person or thing that or enlarges. an electronic component or circuit for power, current, or voltage. Contemporary Examples 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 Allen Barra November 16, 2014 So just like any other amplifier, […]

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