noun (Electrical engineering: Circuits, Electrical power, Computing and control) Damping is the decrease in the amplitude of an oscillation or wave motion with time. ⇒ Resonance is the increase of amplitude as damping decreases and frequency approaches resonant frequency of a damped simple harmonic oscillator. ⇒ Damping devices are used on overhead power transmission lines to prevent conductor damage due to vibration induced by shedding of wind. ⇒ Damping is the decrease in the amplitude of an oscillation or wave motion with time.
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