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derating

[dē′rād·iŋ]
(electronics)
The reduction of the rating of a device to improve reliability or to permit operation at high ambient temperatures.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

derating

The reduction in the normal rating of equipment to account for abnormal environmental conditions to which the equipment may be subject.
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