attenuator

[uh-ten-yoo-ey-ter]

noun Electronics.

a device for decreasing the amplitude of an electronic signal.

Nearby words

  1. attenuant,
  2. attenuate,
  3. attenuated,
  4. attenuated virus,
  5. attenuation,
  6. attercop,
  7. attest,
  8. attestation,
  9. attested,
  10. attested form

Origin of attenuator

First recorded in 1920–25; attenuate + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for attenuator

attenuator

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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