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damping

 [damp´ing]
steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.

damp·ing

(damp'ing), Do not confuse this word with dampening.
Bringing a mechanism to rest with minimal oscillation; for example, in echocardiography, electrical or mechanical loading to reduce duration of echo, transmitter pulse, and transmitter complex.
[M.E. damp, poisonous vapor]

damping

/damp·ing/ (damp´ing) steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.

damping

Etymology: AS, vapor
a gradual decrease in the amplitude of a series of waves or oscillations, such as an arterial pressure waveform.

damping

1. steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.
2. sprinkling a feed with water to reduce dust and inhalation of dust as a prevention of chronic obstructive respiratory disease in horses and dust tracheitis in feedlot steers.

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