attenuation

See also: atténuation

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From Latin attenuātiō (a diminishing)

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attenuation (plural attenuations)

  1. A gradual diminishing in the strength of something.
  2. (physics) A reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal.
  3. (biology) A weakening in the virulence of a pathogen or other microorganism.
  4. (botany) The tapering of a leaf etc to a fine point.
  5. (engineering) A fabrication process in which a material is stretched out into a thin shape.

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 20:50