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attenuator

[uh-ten-yoo-ey-ter] /əˈtɛn yuˌeɪ tər/
noun, Electronics.
1.
a device for decreasing the amplitude of an electronic signal.
Origin of attenuator
1920-1925
1920-25; attenuate + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for attenuator

attenuator

/əˈtɛnjʊˌeɪtə/
noun
1.
(physics) any device designed to reduce the power of a wave or electrical signal without distorting it
2.
a person or thing that attenuates
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