Glossary

Attenuation
Attenuation is the reduction in intensity of a number of different things. It is the opposite of amplification. In physics or electronics the change is usually referred to using decibels (dB), noting the number of decibels by which a particular signal is reduced as it passes through a particular medium a certain distance. This concept is used quite a bit in the telecom industry because of its importance in determining where a repeater is needed.