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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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The process has served as a dampening effect on a market which might otherwise quickly overheat and price less fortunate buyers out.
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Rightmove said the significance of the first fall of the year in new-seller asking prices should not be overstated in spite of the dampening effect of the more cautious tone from the Bank of England.
The dampening effect of LVRs on house price inflation is estimated to have reduced CPI inflation pressures by an amount equivalent to a 25-50 basis point increase in the OCR.
The new, tougher regulations on obtaining a mortgage are likely to have a dampening effect on house prices nationally.
However, this season 2012-13 will open amid uncertainty about the world economy and the debt crisis in the US and Euro-zone countries, which may have a dampening effect on prices.
4 percent, even though an end to the government subsidy around August may have a dampening effect.
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The effect of this tidal wave is already having a dampening effect on the economy.
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