• WordNet 3.6
    • adj attenuated reduced in strength "the faded tones of an old recording"
    • adj attenuated of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Attenuated Made thin or less viscid; rarefied.
    • Attenuated Made thin or slender.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • attenuated Thin; slender: as, long attenuated fingers: attenuated parchment.
    • attenuated Thin in consistency; diluted; rarefied: as, “attenuated small beer,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Attenuated made thin or slender: dilute, rarefied:—n. Attenuā′tion, process of making slender: reduction of intensity, density, or force: specially in homeopathy, the reduction of the active principles of medicines to minute doses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. attenuatus, p. p
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. attenuāre, -ātumad, to, tenuis, thin.


In literature:

They described it to me as resembling attenuated mist.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
Robert watched him with surprise, and was just speaking, when Mr. Newcome looked up, every drawn attenuated feature working painfully.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It seemed some ghostly, some attenuated shape, that sat, still and stately, in that gloomy chamber.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
The work of attenuation must stop at some point.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
It is to be given at the first attenuation three times daily in half gr.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
Then you'll get back the roses in your cheeks, and add a few pounds of flesh to your attenuated frame.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
There was no undergrowth except a few lean shrubs that stretched great, pale leaves to catch the attenuated rays that filtered down.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Dr. Henry Brodrick was a tall, attenuated John, with a slightly, ever so slightly receding chin.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The union of persons prone to corpulency, of dwarfs, etc., would have parallel results; and so, likewise, of weakly and attenuated couples.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Then a shudder went through his attenuated frame.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward

In poetry:

Or fell disease, in patience borne,
Attenuates the frame
Till the meek sufferer, wan and worn,
Of energy and beauty shorn,
Death's sweet release would claim.
"Thy Will Be Done" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Micro- and Macro- Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging.
Inlet Filter Series Provides up to 6 dB More Attenuation .
It combines a high-gain E-PHEMT amplifier with a wide-dynamic-range step attenuator , and is fabricated using CMOS on silicon.
100 Watt Conduction Cooled Fixed Attenuator .
Traditionally, voltage variable attenuators (VVAs) and variable gain amplifiers (VGAs) have been used for such level control.
There is nothing there, just air of a blue that is so attenuated that it is almost white.
To target medical applications, the model 794M calibrated 0-to-40- dB variable attenuator provides flat frequency response from 4 to 8 GHz.
It also provides direct readout of attenuation values.
In addition, the CD-ROM includes several "how-to" installation videos for users of low-loss coaxial cable as well as two handy calculators for determining both coaxial cable attenuation and conversion of VSWR-to-return loss.
Where this number will be negative for x/y values less then 1 (attenuation) and positive for values above 1 (gain).
The optional single element High Penetration feature enables the gage to take measurements on very thick or highly attenuating materials, such as cast metals, rubber, and fiberglass.
This specification covers headgear products intended for use in the sport of curling with particular reference to shock attenuation requirements.
At that stage, filters are used to remove the LO signals and other spurious content, and a variable attenuation provides emulation of path loss and flat (with frequency) fading.
IIR filters are more code and memory efficient for a given filter characteristic (attenuation and slope at the cutoff frequency) than FIR filters since they use feedback in the equation.
The analyzer is a laser beam sampler/attenuator for camera-based laser beam profiling systems.

In science:

Our results imply that, by rotating the field direction and observing the attenuation amplitude, we can obtain unique information on the band- and/or angle-dependent gap structure.
Theory of de Haas-van Alphen Effect in Type-II Superconductors
It is also clear both from Figs. 10 and 11 and from Eq. (C5) that the average gap around the extremal orbit is relevant for the extra attenuation.
Theory of de Haas-van Alphen Effect in Type-II Superconductors
The theory unifies also the English auction with the Vickrey’s one attenuating the motivation properties of the latter.
Fixed point theorem for simple quantum strategies in quantum market games
It should be kept in mind that the 1037 line is attenuated by H2 and C II interstellar lines, and that the effect of this absorption depends on the intrinsic line profile.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Therefore, the line profile has been broadened by attenuation at its peak, and the apparent Full Width Half Maximum of 120 km s−1 corresponds to a 90 km s−1 intrinsic width.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop