• noun the state of not having something any more, or of having less of something
  • energy or power which is dissipated without performing useful work. For example, heat losses. Usually expressed in watts.
  • The reduction of the strength of a signal which has traveled from one point to another within a communications network. Usually expressed in decibels.
  • A measure of the extent of the harm to a computer system after an event such as a crash.

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