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ramp

Definitions


[ramp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a sloping surface joining two different levels, as at the entrance or between floors of a building
(e.g: a wheelchair ramp)

- an upward bend in a stair rail.

- an electrical waveform in which the voltage increases or decreases linearly with time
(e.g: a voltage ramp)

- a swindle, especially one involving a fraudulent increase of the price of a share
(e.g: the Stock Exchange is investigating two blatant share ramps)


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Origin:
Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘rear up’, also used as a heraldic term): from Old French ramper ‘creep, crawl’, of unknown origin. Sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 18th century


[ramp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- provide with a ramp
(e.g: we have purposefully ramped the entrance to make it easier access)

- drive up the price of (a company's shares) in order to gain a financial advantage
(e.g: they're trying to ramp the share price)

- (of an animal) rear up on its hind legs in a threatening posture
(e.g: they roared and ramped in cages)

- (of an electrical waveform) increase or decrease voltage linearly with time
(e.g: the integrated circuit's output then ramps in the negative direction)


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