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damping

[ dam-ping ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. a decreasing of the amplitude of an electrical or mechanical wave.
  2. an energy-absorbing mechanism or resistance circuit causing this decrease.
  3. a reduction in the amplitude of an oscillation or vibration as a result of energy being dissipated as heat.


damping

/ ˈdæmpɪŋ /

noun

  1. moistening or wetting
  2. stifling, as of spirits
  3. electronics the introduction of resistance into a resonant circuit with the result that the sharpness of response at the peak of a frequency is reduced
  4. engineering any method of dispersing energy in a vibrating system


damping

/ dămpĭng /

  1. The action of a substance or of an element in a mechanical or electrical device that gradually reduces the degree of oscillation, vibration, or signal intensity, or prevents it from increasing. For example, sound-proofing technology dampens the oscillations of sound waves. Built-in damping is a crucial design element in technology that involves the creation of oscillations and vibrations.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of damping1

First recorded in 1750-60; damp ( def ) + -ing 1( def )
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Example Sentences

I was unable to discern any difference in ride quality or damping between the TRD Off Road and the TRD Pro.

We’d adjusted the 90-millimeter air fork to her preferred settings for compression and rebound damping, and the suspension did an admirable job of soaking up both slow- and high-speed hits.

Note your ride settings first, then dial rebound and compression damping to maximum and compress the suspension.

At minimum rebound and compression damping, it should compress easily, bounce back like a spring, and yield a fork that moves easily when you push on the handlebars.

Harnessing graphene’s stiffness, lightness, and damping properties—its ability to stop moving as soon as an electrical current stops passing through it—Ora is using graphene oxide to make membranes for headphones and loudspeakers.

From Fortune

First go over the part to be coloured with the brush and clean water for the purpose of damping it.

Damping Off is the rotting off of cuttings or young plants near the surface of the soil.

Miss Poppleton received the suggestion with a coldness that was particularly damping.

The world supported his pretension; and her passion to serve as Chillon's comrade sank at a damping because it was flame.

Cecil, however, was determined to resist the damping influence as long as she could.

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