preemphasis

noun

pre·​emphasis
(ˈ)prē+
: the intentional alteration of the relative strengths of signals at different frequencies (as in radio and in disc recording) to reduce adverse effects (as noise) in the following parts of the system

Word History

Etymology

pre- + emphasis

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“Preemphasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preemphasis. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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