attenuator


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at·ten·u·a·tor

 (ə-tĕn′yo͞o-ā′tər)
n.
A device that attenuates an electrical signal.

attenuator

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

at•ten•u•a•tor

(əˈtɛn yuˌeɪ tər)

n.
a device for reducing the amplitude of an electronic signal.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attenuator - an electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
Translations
atténuateur
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The ROC can be used as either a beamsplitter or an attenuator in the calibration system.
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A balanced attenuator is a broadband design consisting of four Lange couplers, two of which form complementary reflective attenuators for cancellation of the PHEMT capacitance (see Figure 3).
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