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compander

or com·pan·dor

[ kuhm-pan-der ]

noun

, Electronics.
  1. (in a communications path) a combination of a compressor at one point and an expander at another, the compressor reducing the volume of a signal and the expander restoring it.


compander

/ kəmˈpændə /

noun

  1. a system for improving the signal-to-noise ratio of a signal at a transmitter or recorder by first compressing the volume range of the signal and then restoring it to its original amplitude level at the receiving or reproducing apparatus


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Word History and Origins

Origin of compander1

First recorded in 1965–70; com(press) + (ex)pand + -er 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of compander1

C20: from com ( pressor ) + ( ex ) pander

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