DAMPING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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." Related Psychology Terms OLFACTIE MEDIUM OSCILLOGRAPH ADIPOSE TISSUE VOCALIZATION REFRACTIVE INDEX VISION ONTOANALYSIS TESTICLE TRANSPORTER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DAMPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/damping/ (accessed March 31, 2020).