ATTENUATION

1. the lessening or weakening in strength, value, or quality of a stimulus or other factor, for example, a medication acting on symptoms. 2. in statistics, a reduction in the estimated effect size because of errors of measurement.

ATTENUATION: "Attenuation in the person's depressive symptoms occurred when he or she began to take medication and partake in therapy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATTENUATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attenuation/ (accessed February 11, 2020).
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