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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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It also said the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and additional high loan-to-income and stress-testing guidance, along with suggestions of earlier than expected interest rate rises have had a dampening effect.
Whether this happens, will really come down to how robust any economic recovery is by the end of the year as an increase in borrowing rates is likely to have a dampening effect on economic output.
While a modest amount of alcohol (one or two drinks) does not have an adverse effect on sex drive, overdoing it can have a dampening effect on desire and decrease sexual arousal.
The sharply deteriorating global economic environment has had a dampening effect on India," the finance ministry said in its Mid-Year Analysis of the economy in the current financial year.
The country's 1975-90 Civil War had a dampening effect upon Beirut's theater life and was also deleterious to Abou Chakra's career.
Ironically, while organized labor is among the most vocal advocates of such a tax, the tax would have a dampening effect on the investing practices of union pension funds.
Directly or indirectly, public sector cuts affect almost everybody - partly because many firms who supply publicly-funded bodies are losing contracts, and partly because redundancies in the public sector create uncertainty which has a dampening effect on overall consumer confidence.
I fully concur with this statement and his contention that the new translation of the Mass will have a dampening effect on such "active" participation.
Increasing unemployment and public sector cuts always have a dampening effect on wage demands and as a union we have seen over the past six months that average pay increases are not keeping pace with inflation.
17 million cases, hitting a record low for the sixth consecutive year, as the dampening effect of the aging population and weak demand among young consumers more than offset the sales bump during the scorching summer, industry observers said.
The leftist government of Rafael Correa will hail the two-year-long negotiations as a victory for its resource nationalism policy, though some analysts say the saga could have a dampening effect on much-needed foreign investment.
This period is too long and would have a dampening effect on certain businesses like textile shops and restaurants," The Star quoted him as having told reporters after meeting 14 Indian trade associations late on Monday.