attenuation attenuation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) weakening in force or intensity
  2. (n) the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

Usage(s):

  1. These slices are made possible by the CT's detectors, which gauge the attenuation of the X-ray beam as it passes through the body.
  2. With his darkly handsome face and deep mellifluous voicea blend of West Side New York with Bill Buckley vowel attenuationdrama is his element.
  3. Occasionally a novelist succeeds with such an attenuation of the obvious.

News

  • EMC Filter rids noise in high-power inverters.

    With rated current ranging from 150–2,500 A at 520 or 760 V, FMCC SOL is designed for high attenuation of electromagnetic interference in 3-phase systems. UL-approved unit complements existing FMER SOL DC filter for use in inverters where both AC and DC lines require filtering, such as those used for photovoltaic and wind harvesting systems. FMCC SOL is also suited for solo use in 3-phase ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, depending on the placement of the antennas," Mr. Dowling said. "This is a fact of life for every wireless phone."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Seattle Times (blog)

  2. "The BrightView XCT is very helpful in the interpretation of nuclear medicine images by providing high quality localization and attenuation correction," said Dr. Richard Myers, chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Division at Radiological...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Richard Myers Source: Business Wire (press release)

  3. "With regular speakers, sound goes through the air before it hits the ears, but open air lightweight headphones send the high frequencies directly into the ear canal without attenuation," notes audiologist David Perry.
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: David Perry Source: San Diego Reader

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