compander

compander

[kuhm-pan-der]
noun Electronics.
(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.
Also, compandor.


Origin:
1965–70; com(press) + (ex)pand + -er1

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compander (kəmˈpændə)
 
n
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
 
[C20: from com(pressor) + (ex)pander]

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compander
compressor-expander
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