Meaning of DE-EMPHASIS in English

/dee em"feuh sis/ , n. , pl. de-emphases /-seez'/ .

1. a reduction in emphasis: There has been de-emphasis on athletic activities at the school.

2. the act or process of de-emphasizing.

3. Electronics. a process of reducing the relative amplitude of certain frequencies in a signal that have been exaggerated by preemphasis, restoring the signal to its original form.

Also, deemphasis .

[ 1935-40; DE- + EMPHASIS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .