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A mononucleotide, C10H14N5O7P, that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group and is formed by the hydrolysis of ADP or ATP. Also called adenylic acid.
1. An ampere.
2. An amplifier, especially one used to amplify music.
tr.v. amped, amp·ing, amps
1. To amplify.
2. To stimulate or excite. Often used with up: was amped up on coffee.
3. To modify (something) so as to increase its capacity to perform or satisfy: "A batch of roasted or sautéed wild mushrooms can be served as a side dish or amped up with other ingredients" (Regina Schrambling).
1. (Units) an ampere
2. (Electronics) informal an amplifier
informal Austral to excite or become excited
1. (Elements & Compounds) adenosine monophosphate
2. (Banking & Finance) Australian Mutual Provident Society
1. an amplifier.v.i., v.t.
2. to amplify.
adenosine monophosphate: a nucleotide composed of adenine, ribose, and one phosphate group, formed by the partial breakdown of adenosine triphosphate, usu. at an end point in the metabolic pathway; adenylic acid. Compare ADP, ATP.
Short for adenosine monophosphate. An organic compound, C10H14N5O7P, that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group. It is formed by the breakdown of ATP during cell metabolism.
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|Noun||1.||amp - the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps"|
current unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time
|2.||AMP - a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP|
n → Ampere nt