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Attenuation definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ATTENUA'TION, n.
1. The act of making thin, as fluids; as the attenuation of the humors.
2. The act of making fine, by comminution, or attrition.
The action of the air facilitates the attenuation of these rocks.
3. The act or process of making slender, thin or lean.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: weakening in force or intensity; "attenuation in the volume of the sound" [syn: attenuation, fading]
2: the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

Merriam Webster's

noun see attenuate II

U.S. Military Dictionary

(*) 1. Decrease in intensity of a signal, beam, or wave as a result of absorption of energy and of scattering out of the path of a detector, but not including the reduction due to geometric spreading, i.e., the inverse square of distance effect. 2. In mine warfare, the reduction in intensity of an influence as distance from the source increases. 3. In camouflage and concealment, the process of making an object or surface less conspicuous by reducing its contrast to the surroundings and/or background. Also called tone down.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Attenuation At*ten`u*a"tion, n. [L. attenuatio: cf. F. att['e]nuation.] 1. The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation. 2. The act of attenuating; the act of making thin or less dense, or of rarefying, as fluids or gases. 3. The process of weakening in intensity; diminution of virulence; as, the attenuation of virus.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Thinning, diminishing, rarefying, making thin, thread-like, or slender. 2. Thinness, thread-likeness, slenderness, emaciation, slender elongation, extreme slenderness.




 


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