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Amp   /æmp/   Listen
Amp

noun
1.
The basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.  Synonyms: A, ampere.
2.
A nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP.  Synonyms: adenosine monophosphate, adenylic acid.



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"Amp" Quotes from Famous Books



... after leaving Fort Ellis, we found large quantities of the "service" berry, called by the Snake Indians "Tee-amp." Our ascent of the Belt range was somewhat irregular, leading us up several sharp acclivities, until we attained at the summit an elevation of nearly two thousand feet above the valley we had left. The scene from this point is excelled in grandeur only by extent and variety. An amphitheatre ...
— The Discovery of Yellowstone Park • Nathaniel Pitt Langford

... the variation of the compass by amp., at sun-rising, to be 7. 47. E., by Kater's compass. The horses having strayed, it was nearly eleven o'clock before we could set out, and between four and five o'clock we stopped at our halting-place of the 3d. On our way we passed ...
— Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales • John Oxley



Words linked to "Amp" :   nucleotide, current unit, ma, base



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