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Amplification


AMPLIFICA'TION, noun [Latin amplificatio.]

1. Enlargement; extension.

2. In rhetoric, diffusive description or discussion; exaggerated representation; copious argument, intended to present the subject in every view or in the strongest light; diffuse narrative, or a dilating upon all the particulars of a subject; a description given in more words than are necessary, or an illustration by various examples and proofs.