Definition for AM-PLI-FI-CA'TION

AM-PLI-FI-CA'TION, n. [L. 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 as illustration by various examples and proofs.

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