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ATTENUATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does attenuation mean? 

ATTENUATION (noun)
  The noun ATTENUATION has 2 senses:

1. weakening in force or intensity
2. the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

  Familiarity information: ATTENUATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATTENUATION (noun)


Sense 1attenuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Weakening in force or intensity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

attenuation; fading

Context example:

attenuation in the volume of the sound

Hypernyms ("attenuation" is a kind of...):

weakening (becoming weaker)


Sense 2attenuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("attenuation" is a kind of...):

weakness (the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain)


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