Am`pli*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [L.
amplificatio.] 1. 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.
3. The matter by which a statement is amplified;
as, the subject was presented without amplifications.