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Definition of "damping" [damping]

  • The capacity built into a mechanical or electrical device to prevent excessive correction and the resulting instability or oscillatory conditions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "damping" in a sentence
  • "The machine turns on a dime and the suspension damping is absolutely stellar."
  • "You don't have to figure out which brands will do better than the other or pay any attention to recalls damping sales of one brand to the benefit of another."
  • "Dampening: Also called damping, I described this as "the softening of a user interface through gradual transition instead of immediate state changes"."