Definition of attenuator in English:


Syllabification: at·ten·u·a·tor
Pronunciation: /əˈtenyo͞oˌātər


  • A device consisting of an arrangement of resistors that reduces the strength of a radio or audio signal.
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    • Motorola believes that a combination of switchable attenuators and increased public safety signal strength in weak signal areas will mitigate the interference being experienced to a large extent.
    • Most of the work going on globally in integrated polymer components is in the areas of switches, attenuators, filters, modulators, lasers, and amplifiers.
    • Unlike a volume potentiometer, an attenuator ensures that the sound quality remains constant: the left and right imaging doesn't shift with different volume settings.

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