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suppressor

[sə′pres·ər]
(electricity)
In general, a device used to reduce or eliminate noise or other signals that interfere with the operation of a communication system, usually at the noise source.
Specifically, a resistor used in series with a spark plug or distributor of an automobile engine or other internal combustion engine to suppress spark noise that might otherwise interfere with radio reception.
(electronics)
(spectroscopy)
In an analytical procedure, a substance added to the analyte to reduce the extraneous emission, absorption, or light scattering caused by the presence of an impurity.
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OK, if you want to introduce a new shooter to firearms, and maybe even to firearms with suppressors, you could do worse than this combo.
5-inch Threaded Barrel Pistol is an ergonomic model designed for suppressor support.
Whether you call them "cans," "suppressors" or "silencers" (as Hiram Percy Maxim patented his design in 1909), the growth in ownership and usage the last few years can be largely credited to the merits of education efforts by suppressor manufacturers and an independent organization formed in 2011, the American Suppressor Association (ASA).
There is a common misconception that firearm suppressors are illegal, but they're actually perfectly legal to own and use in 39 states," said Willie Booras, Project Director with SilencerCo.
Code, find the applicable federal gun rights law that secures the right to own such suppressors.
Unlike other suppressors, The Bulldog has a unique utilitarian appearance that adds surface area for cooling without adding extra length.
We use fire suppressors in all 8,000 units and I can't tell you how many fires they've stopped," says Barefield, President of Abbey Residential in Birmingham, Ala.
The Nighthawk/Advanced Armament Company fusion of products combining the AAC Ti-Rant suppressor and Nighthawk 1911 pistol typifies both companies high-quality products.
One class of cancer gene - called a tumour suppressor gene - inhibits tumour formation, acting as a brake on the process.
The patent protects Introgen's non-viral delivery platform for delivering one or more of almost 40 tumor suppressor genes for inducing apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells.
Quality surge suppressors, regardless of their suppression technology, should be tested to both the short duration and long duration waveforms.
Surge suppressors or surge protectors are devices that protect equipment from excessive voltage (spikes and power surges) in the power line.