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lossy

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adjective \ˈlȯ-sē\

Definition of lossy

  1. :  causing attenuation or dissipation of electrical energy <a lossy transmission line> <a lossy dielectric>



1946

First Known Use of lossy

1946

Rhymes with lossy


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