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path loss
In a communication system, the attenuation undergone by an electromagnetic wave in transit between a transmitter and a receiver. Note 1: Path loss may be due to many effects such as free-space loss, refraction, reflection, aperture-medium coupling loss, and absorption. Note 2: Path loss is usually expressed in dB. Synonym path attenuation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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