noun. A decrease of the magnitude of vibrations, frequently because of energy absorption by the encompassing medium.

DAMPING: "The insulation and sound barriers placed in music studios have a damping effect on the sound from the outside."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DAMPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/damping/ (accessed May 8, 2021).