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attenuator

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/ əˈtɛn yuˌeɪ tər /
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noun Electronics.

a device for decreasing the amplitude of an electronic signal.

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Origin of attenuator

First recorded in 1920–25; attenuate + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for attenuator

attenuator
/ (əˈtɛnjʊˌeɪtə) /

noun

physics any device designed to reduce the power of a wave or electrical signal without distorting it
a person or thing that attenuates
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