noun, plural de-emphases /diˈɛmfəˌsiz/ [dee-em-fuh-seez] Show IPA .
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.