Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density
  2. (noun, event) weakening in force or intensity

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Synonyms of Attenuation


Alternate forms of Attenuation

Derivations: attenuate

Hypernyms: weakening, weakness

Origin of the word Attenuation

  1. 1590s, from L. attenuationem (nom. attenuatio), noun of action from attenuatus, pp. of attenuare (see attenuate). more

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Words that sound like Attenuation

adamantine, addendum, adiantum, admonition, at one time, attention, automation, automaton

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