Am`pli*fi*ca"tion (#), n. [L. amplificatio.]


The act of amplifying or enlarging in dimensions; enlargement; extension.

2. Rhet.

The enlarging of a simple statement by particularity of description, the use of epithets, etc., for rhetorical effect; diffuse narrative or description, or a dilating upon all the particulars of a subject.

Exaggeration is a species of amplification. Brande & C.

I shall summarily, without any amplification at all, show in what manner defects have been supplied. Sir J. Davies.


The matter by which a statement is amplified; as, the subject was presented without amplifications.


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