Companding

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The combination of a compression process and an expansion process carried out successively on the same signal at two different points of a transmission path.


Note: Companding is often used for noise reduction in which case the compression is the part applied before the noise.

Reference: I.E.C. (modified)




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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