accentuator


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accentuator

[ak′sen·chə‚wād·ər]
(electronics)
A circuit that provides for the first part of a process for increasing the strength of certain audio frequencies with respect to others, to help these frequencies override noise or to reduce distortion. Also known as accentuator circuit.
(materials)
A material that acts to increase the selectivity or intensity of a stain.
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The perfect mimic, the perfect accentuator of the positive, Lewis won so many blue ribbons everyone lost count" (Howard Kohn writing in the Los Angeles Times magazine (July 1992) about Tom Tellez, Carl Lewis's coach).