compander


compander
[kəm'pandə]
(also compandor)
noun a device that improves the signal-to-noise ratio of an electrical signal by compressing the range of amplitudes of the signal before transmission, and then expanding it on reproduction or reception.
Derivatives
compand verb
Origin
1930s: blend of compressor and expander.

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