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1Having or involving the dissipation of electrical or electromagnetic energy.
- ‘Again, the agreement between the full wave and quasi-static calculations is due to the use of equations 4 and 5 to find the surface impedance of the lossy semiconductor layer.’
- ‘Now, however, a new generation of polymers that manufacturers say are less lossy and more robust are making their way into components, thus opening up new ways to make modulators, switches, and attenuators.’
- ‘Well, sometimes transformers and other magneto/coil devices can get into a hysteresis loop, which causes lossy power.’
- ‘In a lossy transmission line model, the resistance, capacitance and inductance are distributed over the line length.’
- ‘Note that this behavior is in complete agreement with fundamental physical laws because the material is both dispersive and lossy; thus, the energy velocity is not superluminal.’
Relating to data compression in which unnecessary information is discarded.
- ‘It's a hybrid of lossless and lossy compression - text, lines, and single color blocks use lossless compression, and photos and other complex images use lossy compression.’
- ‘Virtually all lossy compression schemes, whether for audio or video, work by a principle called ‘perceptual coding.’’
- ‘Distortion is a numerical measure of the difference between the original image and its reproduction, after lossy compression.’
- ‘Something like JPEG or MP3 compression IS lossy.’
- ‘MP3 compression is lossy, meaning that it removes information from the signal.’
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