[kuh m-pan-der] /kəmˈpæn dər/

noun, Electronics.
(in a communications path) a combination of a compressor at one point and an expander at another, the compressor reducing the volume of a signal and the expander restoring it.
a system for improving the signal-to-noise ratio of a signal at a transmitter or recorder by first compressing the volume range of the signal and then restoring it to its original amplitude level at the receiving or reproducing apparatus

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    [kom-puh n-yair-oh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raw] /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔ/ noun, plural compañeros [kom-puh n-yair-ohz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raws] /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. (in the southwestern U.S.) a male companion or partner. 2. (in Latin America) a male worker, coworker, or comrade.

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    [kuh m-pan-yuh n] /kəmˈpæn yən/ noun 1. a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another: my son and his two companions. 2. a person employed to accompany, assist, or live with another in the capacity of a helpful friend. 3. a mate or match for something: White wine is […]

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    [kuh m-pan-yuh-nuh-buh l] /kəmˈpæn yə nə bəl/ adjective 1. possessing the qualities of a good ; pleasant to be with; congenial. /kəmˈpænjənəbəl/ adjective 1. suited to be a companion; sociable adj. 1620s, from companion + -able. Related: Companionably; companionability.

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