fading

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fading weakening in force or intensity "attenuation in the volume of the sound"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fading An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song. "Fading is a fine jig."
    • a Fading Losing freshness, color, brightness, or vigor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fading Decay; loss of color, freshness, or vigor.
    • n fading The name of an Irish dance, and the burden of a song.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fading (Shak.) the burden of a song
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Philips
    Ambrose Philips
    “The flowers anew, returning seasons bring! But beauty faded has no second spring.”
  • Jacqueline Bisset
    Jacqueline Bisset
    “Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.”
  • Douglas Macarthur
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    “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
  • Yves Saint-Laurent
    Yves Saint-Laurent
    “Fashions fade, but style is eternal.”
  • (Frederick II) Frederick The Great
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    “The truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.”
  • Frank Norris
    Frank Norris
    “Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. faderfade—L. vapidum, acc. to Gaston Paris.

Usage

In literature:

Golden lights and crimson are cast over the grey-green world by the fading of innumerable plants.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
A touch of fading sunlight upon the Apennines.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Prince Fire-fade saw the maidens, and asked for some water.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
The light of that other world faded; its murmurs died down.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The sunset sky, fast fading now, was hidden.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
She might have been nine years old, but she had a singularly faded and mature countenance.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
Over this sadness, the recollection of Constance Landbrooke still floated like a faded perfume.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
The illusion which comes to one at the first effort to conquer a mountain grade had faded now.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
She was fading away, as things fade in the night.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
O how vain were youth and beauty, if thus they faded and vanished away!
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Thorndyke eyed it professionally and took it; the nurse faded quietly from the room.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
The figure was stalking away from us in mid-air, and it seemed to fade slowly in the moonlight.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
Lame chairs and faded petticoats, when they are the last one has, have a vital value in the owner's eyes.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
In subsequent metamorphoses the name might fade, the deity remained.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
The camp faded away below him, and he felt the breeze with greater force.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Those other relics of faded and jejune aspirations would label him too definitely.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
And the mysterious instinct invariably justified itself: they faded, one and all, soon after separation.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
One by one Valiant forced open the tall French windows, till the fading light lay softly over the austere dignity of the apartment.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Love, joy, and hope may fade, but duty still remains.
"Comic Tragedies" by Louisa M. Alcott
Now pure remorse had faded: self-interest, outraged self-respect, fought to have their say.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
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In poetry:

Leaves, that the night-wind bears
To earth's cold bosom with a sign,
Are types of our mortality,
And of our fading years.
"Autumnal Nightfall" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Him will I find: though when in vain
I search the feast and mart,
The fading flowers of liberty,
The painted masks of art.
"The Happy Man" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The charm of goodness does not fade,
Like natural beauty's flower,
But blooms in glory undecayed,
And death-defying power.
"The Holy Lady" by James Avis Bartley
It is not an idle fancy
For me now to paint the scene,
Since my mother's form has faded
From the place where she has been.
"A Picture" by Jared Barhite
Her eye lost all its starry light,
Her cheek grew wan and pale,
Till she hid her faded loveliness
Beneath the sacred veil.
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Plaining wildered all forlornly,
As it were surprised from death;
On a plate of faded ivory
Some lost name faint wavereth.
"The Old Piano" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

Southern California dairying is fading away .
Affordable housing fading away at Stony Brook.
Long winter nights slowly fading away .
CHICAGO – What used to be Johnnie's Lounge is empty now, though a fading Hamm's Beer sign still hangs over its locked door.
Roger Clemens trial reminds us that baseball's steroids saga is not fading away .
Playing time fading away for Packers veteran Lee.
Public option' fading away .
The Fading of the Green.
Reduce fading on a fiberglass door.
Brooklyn band My Best Fiend bring their atmospheric psych-rock to the KEXP studio for a fine set of shimmery slow-burning tracks from their debut full-length "In Ghostlike Fading".
The fatigue faded for a moment when the first woman to finish a US marathon put the winner's medal around Anita Ortiz's neck at the Pikes Peak Marathon.
Fast start fades toward end of scoreless first period .
Like for example I have this hat that I always wear and when I got is three years ago it was red and now its a faded pink.
With the Santa Ana City Council unable to muster a quorum, the property and business improvement district may fade away.
I take it from its faded cloth wrap every April, the ancient split-bamboo Peerless fly rod my Grandfather gave me nearly 60 years ago.
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In science:

Recently in , under the assumption of Rayleigh fading, direct analytical methods have been used to compare the probability of successful reception in Poisson p.p. and a class of PoissonPoisson cluster p.p. known as Neyman-Scott p.p. for both stationary and Palm versions.
Directionally Convex Ordering of Random Measures, Shot Noise Fields and Some Applications to Wireless Communications
Consider the uplink of a K -user synchronous, single-cell, MIMO multiuser system subject to flat fading.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
Hk is the real2 NR × NT matrix channel gain between the k-th user’s transmitter and the AP; the entries of Hk depend on both the distance of the k-th user’s terminal from the AP and on the fading fluctuations.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
We present the results of averaging over 3000 independent realizations for the users locations and fading channel coefficients.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
After the rapid fading of the central star has stopped at about 12 000 years, the wind is blowing with nearly constant albeit lower strength (Fig. 2).
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
For the 0.696 M⊙ cases, the time evolution is similar as already discussed above for 0.595 M⊙ . A phase of rapidly increasing bubble mass is followed by a substantial decrease when the heat supply by the fading central-star wind drops.
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
The trend with age is in line with the discussion above, i.e. an increase with time (or buble size) until the central star is rapidly fading (top panel of Fig. 11).
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
The final evolution, once the fading of the PN nucleus has stopped, is interesting.
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels George T.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
The paper aims at providing a comprehensive coverage of these problems, under fast and slow fading, peak and average power constraints, pure and mixed strategies, with and without channel state information (CSI) feedback.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
In this first part we study the fast fading scenario.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
Keywords: Fast fading channels, fixed rate, λ-capacity, jamming, zero-sum game, outage probability, power control.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
No fading is assumed in , and consequently no power control strategies are necessary.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
However, fading channels are often the more practical models for wireless applications.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
Traditionally, fast fading channels are characterized by their ergodic capacity, which is completely determined by the probability distribution of the channel coefficient and the transmitter power constraints.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
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