1 technical a reduction in the amplitude of an oscillation as a result of energy being drained from the system to overcome frictional or other resistive forces.
a mechanism for bringing about damping.
a method of bringing about a reduction in oscillatory peaks in an electric current or voltage using an energy-absorbing or resistance circuit:menu-driven operation for the setting of other parameters such as meter damping
2 (damping off) the death of young seedlings as a result of a fungal infection encouraged by damp conditions.
The disease is caused by fungi of the genera Pythium (subdivision Mastigomycotina) or Fusarium (subdivision Deuteromycotina)
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Definition of damping in the US English dictionary