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fade

i. The attenuation of signal strength to very low values (below receiver noise level) that make them indiscernible. The opposite is build.
ii. The decrease in the amount of braking because of either overheating after prolonged and continuous or harsh braking or internal leakages in the system. Also called fading, fadeout, Dellinger effect, or Mögel-Dellinger effect.
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PIONEER: Fading Away by Henry Peach Robinson (left) and (above) a reconstruction of the famous photograph by Phil Sayers and Rikke Lundgreen
Gradually, the finest contours of hills and vegetation dissociate themselves from the tranquil background, like distant landscapes rising phantasmagorically from an enveloping fog before fading away again from view.
More surprisingly, the pulsations themselves -- even as they slow down -- now appear to be fading away.
Dennis Slothower sees the bear market conditions rapidly fading away and leaving great buying opportunities in its wake.
As the Lakers give up their pursuit of the Sacramento Kings and turn their focus toward the playoffs, O'Neal let it be known Sunday afternoon that there are no meaningless games, that the defending champions aren't fading away and that given a few days to rest, he can be as dominant as ever.
By allowing light, an unusual soporific, to overwhelm the interior - light pausing buttocks, pausing gender, just long enough for them to begin to fade away - Burton attenuates apocalypse, or the possible fading away of everything, to an afterthought.
The oscillating bubbles, like tiny balloons, rhythmically expand and contract, generating acoustic waves that can travel thousands of miles before fading away.