dimming dimming  /ˈdɪ mɪŋ/


  1. (v) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  2. (v) become dim or lusterless
  3. (v) make dim or lusterless
  4. (v) make dim by comparison or conceal
  5. (v) become vague or indistinct
  6. (adj) lacking in light; not bright or harsh
  7. (adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
  8. (adj) made dim or less bright
  9. (adj) offering little or no hope
  10. (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity



  1. Solar dimming, in other words, is a problem still in the process of being defined, and as its dimensions become clearer, so will the nature of the challenge the world faces.
  2. The sun is not growing weaker, yet its light appears to be dimming.
  3. The skyscraper will have floor-to-ceiling insulating glass walls, automatic light dimming, water recycling, air filtration and on-site power generation.


  1. Recent

    Groans went up in homes and bars all over South Redondo Thursday night as the power flickered and cut, dimming television screens to black during Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Easy Reader

  2. Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

    jones_supa writes "I would like to raise some discussion about a hardware issue that has increasingly started to bug me: backlight flicker, from which many LED-backlit monitors suffer. As you might know, the backlight and its dimming is driven by a pulse width modulated square wave, essentially flicking the LEDs on and off rapidly. Back in the CRT days a 100Hz picture was deluxe, due to the long ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. User-Based Definition for Lamp Dimming

    Even though dimming is a feature commonly expected in many lighting applications, there is no standard definition for dimming in the industry. Over a two-year period, researchers from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on behalf of ASSIST, conducted technology performance and compatibility evaluations, human factors experiments, and reviews of existing industry ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Newswise


  1. "Our playoff chances are not dimming," said Lalime. "We got a point tonight and all we need is some help from the other teams."
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Patrick Lalime Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "You have modernized the games without ever dimming the flame of tradition," Mr. Da Silva said, his voice rising. "The opportunity now is to expand the games to new continents. Light the cauldron in a tropical country, in the most beautiful...
    on Oct 2, 2009 By: Lula da Silva Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  3. "Here's one of those cases where Boeing had probably assessed their prospects were dimming. I would say that they systematically began to build a case, and I'm not sure they shared everything they could have shared with the Air Force along the...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Michael W Wynne Source: DefenseNews.com (subscription)

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