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fad·ing

 (fā′dĭng)
n.
1. A waning; a decline: "The final factor in the fading of the Renaissance was the Counter Reformation" (Will Durant).
2. Fluctuation in the strength of radio signals because of variations in the transmission medium.

fading

(ˈfeɪdɪŋ)
n
(Telecommunications) a variation in the strength of received radio signals due to variations in the conditions of the transmission medium
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Noun1.fading - weakening in force or intensity; "attenuation in the volume of the sound"
weakening - becoming weaker

fading

adjective declining, dying, disappearing, vanishing, decreasing, on the decline outside in the rapidly fading light
References in classic literature ?
Heidegger, holding it in the light of the sunset clouds; "it appears to be fading again."
When a remembered event has a remembered context, this may occur in two ways, either (a) by successive images in the same order as their prototypes, or (b) by remembering a whole process simultaneously, in the same way in which a present process may be apprehended, through akoluthic sensations which, by fading, acquire the mark of just-pastness in an increasing degree as they fade, and are thus placed in a series while all sensibly present.
Sensations while they are fading are called "akoluthic" sensations.* When the process of fading is completed (which happens very quickly), we arrive at the image, which is capable of being revived on subsequent occasions with very little change.
"All that is evil, and dead, and hopeless, fading with the Night that is past!
"Fading, with the Night, the chilly mists, and the noxious vapours, and the heavy shadows, and the wailing gusts, and the owl's melancholy hootings: rising, with the Day, the darting shafts of light, and the wholesome morning breeze, and the warmth of a dawning life, and the mad music of the lark!
Then, when he sees them fading on his breast, will he not sigh that there is no warmth there to keep them fresh and lovely?
With a beating heart Violet folded her fading wreath more closely to her breast, and with weary wings flew onward to the dreary palace.
Little by little, the bright fire seems to be fading. Little by little, sleep steals on me, and all my troubles are forgotten.
The host, dismounting, sped The parting guest whose boat rocked under him, And when the circling stirrup-cup went round, No light guitar, no lute, was heard again; But on the heart aglow with wine there fell Beneath the cold bright moon the cold adieu Of fading friends -- when suddenly beyond The cradled waters stole the lullaby Of some faint lute; then host forgot to go, Guest lingered on: all, wondering at the spell, Besought the dim enchantress to reveal Her presence; but the music died and gave No answer, dying.
But now my soul hath too much room-- Gone are the glory and the gloom-- The black hath mellow'd into gray, And all the fires are fading away.
Never had that lady seemed a more tempting subject than at that moment, seated there like some sensuous Madonna, with the gleam of the fading day enriching her splendid color.
In Moscow as soon as he entered his huge house in which the faded and fading princesses still lived, with its enormous retinue; as soon as, driving through the town, he saw the Iberian shrine with innumerable tapers burning before the golden covers of the icons, the Kremlin Square with its snow undisturbed by vehicles, the sleigh drivers and hovels of the Sivtsev Vrazhok, those old Moscovites who desired nothing, hurried nowhere, and were ending their days leisurely; when he saw those old Moscow ladies, the Moscow balls, and the English Club, he felt himself at home in a quiet haven.