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de-emphasis

or de路em路pha路sis

[ dee-em-fuh-sis ]
/ di藞蓻m f蓹 s瑟s /
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noun, plural de-em路pha路ses [dee-em-fuh-seez]. /di藞蓻m f蓹藢siz/.
a reduction in emphasis: There has been de-emphasis on athletic activities at the school.
the act or process of de-emphasizing.
Electronics. a process of reducing the relative amplitude of certain frequencies in a signal that have been exaggerated by preemphasis, restoring the signal to its original form.
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Origin of de-emphasis

First recorded in 1935鈥40; de- + emphasis

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