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deemphasis

[dē′em·fə·səs]
(engineering acoustics)
A process for reducing the relative strength of higher audio frequencies before reproduction, to complement and thereby offset the preemphasis that was introduced to help override noise or reduce distortion. Also known as postemphasis; postequalization.
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The real culprit--whether motivated by Progressives' wrongheaded critique of individualism or by a misguided egalitarianism that refused to pass moral judgment on the poor--was the "conscious de-emphasis of the capacity of the poor themselves to improve their situation in meaningful ways.
Improved treatment and the subsequent decrease in syphilis morbidity have resulted in a de-emphasis of its clinical evaluation by the history and physical examination.
In opposition to Terrell, Higgs and Clifford (1982) posit that a potential obstacle in achieving a high level of oral proficiency is the de-emphasis of grammatical accuracy resulting in fossilization.
We are seeing the de-emphasis of feeds and speeds in some cases such as slowing the spin rate (rpms) of some disk drives to reduce heat consumption.
The coverings are pulled tight around the edges and cinched in at key points with thread and buttons, resulting in the kind of oscillation between specificity and vagueness, frankness and falsification, accentuation and de-emphasis that occurs when clothing covers anatomy.
The de-emphasis of work incentives can be traced to the prevailing public perception at the time that people with disabilities deserved income support because their disability prevented them from working (DeJong & O'Day, 1997).
Our society's de-emphasis on family interaction; its focus on television and computers all can lead to developmental problems for children that may hinder their thinking and imagination.
Rest assured, there is no ban on movie and TV stars, just a de-emphasis.
Ruether's de-emphasis of Jesus' maleness serves paradoxically to re-instate it under the banner of "humanity" in what are only seemingly more liberating terms; not only does this move fail, but the portrayal of Jesus as paradigmatic human renders his Jewish particularity irrelevant (Schussler Fiorenza, Jesus, 47).
However, it is also likely that, because of de-emphasis of the impact of individual skills on successful adjustment, people with MRPD generally receive unnecessarily and insufficiently specific preparatory and continuing treatment to enhance their social and vocational adjustment, and consequently many vocational settings achieve substantially less favorable social and vocational outcomes for these people than is possible.
The focus here, then, is on significant aspects of the development of the modern faculty culture in the United States with its emphasis on research and content and de-emphasis on teaching and process.
To the uninitiated ear, especially one accustomed to the catchy pop songs of mainstream entertainers, this emphasis of rhythm and de-emphasis of melody and harmony can be disconcerting, to say the least.