- (of a material or transmission line) causing appreciable loss or dissipation of energy.
Origin of lossy
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- (of a dielectric material, transmission line, etc) designed to have a high attenuation; dissipating energylossy line Compare lossless
C20: from loss
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Word Origin and History for lossy
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