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attenuator Line breaks: at¦tenu|ator
Pronunciation: /əˈtɛnjueɪtə/

Definition of attenuator in English:


A device consisting of an arrangement of resistors which reduces the strength of a radio or audio signal.
Example sentences
  • 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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