attenuation

Definitions

General Science

Cars & Driving

  • noun reduction, especially of noise or emissions

Construction

  • The sound reduction process utilizing a sound-absorbing system.

Electronics

  • A reduction over time or distance in a physical quantity, such as amplitude or energy. For instance, a decrease in the amplitude of a wave as it propagates through a medium. It may occur naturally, or an attenuator may be employed.

Medical

  • noun a reduction in the effect or strength of something such as a virus, either because of environmental conditions or as a result of a laboratory procedure
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