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equalization

[‚ē·kwə·lə′zā·shən]
(electronics)
The effect of all frequency-discriminating means employed in transmitting, recording, amplifying, or other signal-handling systems to obtain a desired overall frequency response. Also known as frequency-response equalization.

equalization

(1) In communications, techniques used to reduce distortion and compensate for signal loss (attenuation) over long distances.

(2) In audio, equalization raises and lowers frequencies to yield a desired sound. A graphics equalizer is equipment with a sliding lever for each of several frequency bands (the more bands, the finer the tuning). The user adjusts each frequency according to the music requirements (speakers, environment, etc.), as well as personal taste. When adjusting audio in the computer, software-based equalizers perform the same functions as stand-alone hardware.
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With kids and babies, tiny eustachian tubes can mean even bigger problems because child-size passageways often can't equalize pressure fast enough to keep up with the plane's descent.
Fuson and Willis (1986) noted that Compare and Equalize problems have different problem-solving difficulty levels: Compare problems are generally more difficult to solve than Equalize problems; the expression of the difference therefore influences the level of difficulty.
It is interesting to note, however, that the major political opposition has coalesced in states like Vermont which, like California, chose to equalize school funding by means of a statewide property tax.
To equalize the property settlement, the inactive spouse's stock can be redeemed by the corporation.
Referring to Example 1, Scenario 1, assume T establishes an irrevocable life insurance trust to equalize the $833,000 difference between the amounts distributed to the child.
In accordance with the partnership agreement, the first $800 of gain is allocated to A to equalize the capital accounts, and the remaining $400 is allocated equally between A and B.
The couple also agreed to use a trust as an annuity to equalize the distribution of the property because a significant portion of the value of all community property was the A&B stock.
color) Classes like Marilyn Wilcox's at Sulphur Springs School could benefit from a measure that would equalize both post- and pre-Proposition 13 tax bases for school districts.
If we are going to roll over education funds into the next fiscal year, there has to be a commitment to increase and equalize the funding to our schools,'' Runner said.
VENTURA - As they begin to draw up new boundaries to equalize the population in the five county supervisors' districts, Ventura County officials propose to hold their first public hearing May 22 on the redistricting process.