Definition of Attenuation

1. Noun. Weakening in force or intensity. "Attenuation in the volume of the sound"

Exact synonyms: Fading
Generic synonyms: Weakening
Derivative terms: Attenuate, Fade, Fade



2. Noun. The property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density.
Generic synonyms: Weakness
Derivative terms: Attenuate

Definition of Attenuation

1. n. The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation.

Definition of Attenuation

1. Noun. A gradual diminishing in the strength of something. ¹

2. Noun. (physics) A reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) A weakening in the virulence of a pathogen or other microorganism. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) The tapering of a leaf etc to a fine point. ¹

5. Noun. (engineering) A fabrication process in which a material is stretched out into a thin shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attenuation

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Medical Definition of Attenuation

1. Process by which a beam of radiation is reduced in intensity when passing through material - combination of absorption and scattering processes, leading to a decrease in flux density of beam when projected through matter. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attenuation

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attenuation (current term)
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Literary usage of Attenuation

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"On the South-easterly attenuation of the Oolitic, Liassic, Triassic, and Permian Formations. By EDWARD HULL, AB, FGS Sir RI Murchison having called the ..."

2. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"Table 84 attenuation and Dispersion in Optical Fibers Wavelength attenuation per ... This high level of attenuation limits their use to short distances. ..."

3. A Handbook of chemical technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner, Rudolf Wagner, William Crookes (1877)
"The alcohol factor can be found by the following equation, when tho apparent attenuation (p — m) and tho alcoholic contents of tho prepared wort (A) arc ..."

4. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"This paper presents a comparison of the neutron attenuation length of iron and concrete sent from four groups to the organiser by the end of February. ..."

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