The degradation or distortion of an electronic signal as it travels from its origin, is called attenuation.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Attenuation
- The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation.
- The act of attenuating; the act of making thin or less dense, or of rarefying, as fluids or gases.
- The process of weakening in intensity; diminution of virulence; as, the attenuation of virus.
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