amplification

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amplification am·pli·fi·ca·tion (ām'plə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The process of increasing the magnitude of a variable quantity, especially the magnitude of voltage, power, or current, without altering any other quality.

  2. The result of such a process.

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gene amplification n.
A cellular process characterized by the production of copies of a gene or genes to amplify the phenotype that the gene confers on the cell.

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