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line drop

noun, Electricity
the decrease in voltage between two points on an electric line, often caused by resistance or leakage along the line.
Origin of line drop
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Long distance communications by current loop are practical because line drop does not significantly affect the circuit.
  • On rare occasions, the task that you are performing might end abruptly because of a power failure or line drop.

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