[ law-see, los-ee ]
/ ˈlɔ si, ˈlɒs i /
(of a material or transmission line) causing appreciable loss or dissipation of energy.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Words nearby lossy
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British Dictionary definitions for lossy
/ (ˈlɒsɪ) /
(of a dielectric material, transmission line, etc) designed to have a high attenuation; dissipating energylossy line Compare lossless
Word Origin for lossy
C20: from loss
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