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companding

[kuh m-pan-ding] /kəmˈpæn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
a process in which the dynamic range of a signal is reduced for recording purposes and then expanded to its original value for reproduction or playback.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; compand(er) + -ing1
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