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fade into insignificance

To begin to seem unimportant when compared to something else. My good grades faded into insignificance once my sister got home with news that she would be the lead in the school play.
See also: fade, insignificance

fade into the woodwork

To attempt to make oneself inconspicuous. Because I'm on probation, I'm just trying to fade into the woodwork for now.
See also: fade, woodwork

fade away

To slowly become less noticeable or significant. As the song faded away, the audience leapt to their feet and cheered for an encore. The line for the ride was so long that my excitement had completely faded away by the time we reached the front of it.
See also: away, fade

fade back

1. In American football, for an offensive player to move backward before making a play while the rest of the offensive players move forward. The quarterback faded back before throwing the ball.
2. To recede. I started to cry as I watched my old house fade back in the rearview mirror.
See also: back, fade

fade in

To slowly begin to be seen or heard, as is commonly done during television shows, plays, and movies. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fade" and "in." Then let's fade in on the happy family having a meal together.
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fade into (something)

To slowly transition from one thing to another. The golden hues of sunlight faded into pink as the sun began to set.
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fade out

1. verb To slowly stop being seen or heard. And then we'll fade out, and the credits will start to roll.
2. verb To cause something to slowly stop being seen or heard. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "fade" and "out." Fade that scene out and then roll the credits.
3. noun The act of slowly ceasing to be seen or heard. When used as a noun, the phrase is usually written as one word. The fadeout on that song needs to be less abrupt.
See also: fade, out

fade up

1. To slowly become more forceful or powerful. Make sure the guitars fade up during the first verse.
2. To slowly cause something to become more forceful or powerful. The sound engineer faded the guitars up during the first verse.
See also: fade, up

fade away

 (into something)
1. . to diminish into something. The light faded away into nothing. The sound of the drums faded away into the distance.
2. Go to fade out.
See also: away, fade

fade back (into something)

to move back into a particular area. He faded back to throw a pass. Quickly and unnoticed, he faded back.
See also: back, fade

fade out

 and fade away
to diminish and go away altogether. The light in the distance faded out as the sun began to set. The light faded out as the candles burned themselves out, one by one. As it got farther into the distance, the car faded away.
See also: fade, out

fade something in

to bring a picture, sound, or both into prominence. (Broadcasting.) The technician faded the picture in and the program began. Fade in the picture a little faster next time.
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fade something out

to diminish something altogether. (Broadcasting.) At the end, you should fade the music out completely. Fade out the music earlier.
See also: fade, out

fade something up

to increase the sound gradually. (Broadcasting.) The director faded the music up and then down again before the announcer spoke. Fade up the music when the announcer stops talking.
See also: fade, up

fade out

1. Gradually disappear or become inaudible; also, cause to disappear or become inaudible gradually. For example, He let the final chord fade out completely before he played the next movement. The antonym is fade in, "to appear gradually or become audible," as in The images on the screen faded in until they could be seen clearly. These terms originated in the motion-picture and broadcasting industries, where they apply to images and sounds. [c. 1915]
2. Also, fade away. Quietly depart, as in "Florence Scape, Fanny Scape and their mother faded away to Boulogne" (William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848). [Mid-1800s]
See also: fade, out

fade away

v.
To dissipate or fade slowly and completely: As I got older, my memories faded away.
See also: away, fade

fade back

v.
1. In American football, to move away from the line of scrimmage, opposite to the direction of the overall offensive play, in order to gain time to make a forward pass: The quarterback faded back and looked downfield for an open receiver.
2. To move something backwards into some space: After she took the medicine, the rash faded back to just her finger.
See also: back, fade

fade in

v.
To cause something, especially sound, light, or a cinematic or television image, to appear or be heard gradually: At the beginning of the play, a voice mutters quietly as the lights fade in.
See also: fade

fade out

v.
1. To disappear gradually: The final scene of the movie faded out.
2. To cause something, especially a sound or a cinematic or television image, to disappear gradually: The technician will fade out the lights when the speaker gets off the stage. I faded the spotlight out at the end of the act.
See also: fade, out

fade up

v.
1. To increase in intensity: The sound of the drums fades up as the piece begins.
2. To cause something to increase in intensity: The director said we should fade the lights up on the back of the stage. The picture faded up as the movie began.
See also: fade, up
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This subsection explains the fading models used in the considered two-hop AF relaying with DS-CDMA network.
where m is the Nakagami fading parameter, which measures the amount of fading, [bar.
In Fig 3 outage probability is again implemented for different fading scenarios between the channels.
In figure 1 the influence of fading parameter [eta] on the performance of the receiver with an imperfect reference carrier extraction can be traced for the case of QPSK detection.
We suppose the system in Rayleigh fading channels so the instantaneous SNR for the channel between the transmitter [R.
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In [7], an AF relaying system in which the links experience Rayleigh/Rician and Rician/Rayleigh fading environments was examined.
Furthermore, we also make the performance comparison of modulation schemes under Nakagami-m fading channel with other fading channels such as Rician and Rayleigh and show that the performance of the system is better in case of Nakagami-m fading channels as compared to other fading channels.
But instead of engaging us in the emotional aftershocks, the film lurches into soap-opera territory before fading out and fading from memory.
The disparate subjects of these series are given the same careful attention and are painted in the same pale sienna on the same size paper (forty-eight by thirty-eight inches), which produces an intriguing leveling effect; indeed, seen en masse, the works seem to blur together, each fading in the face of the homogeneity of its own series and the overall group.
Hardware-based multipath fading simulators have traditionally been used to generate up to two simultaneous fading channels.
Advantages of late inoculation include virtual elimination of fading and significant reduction of inoculant addition rates.
Eight hours later, while directed toward the patch of sky that contained the burst, a group of higher-resolution telescopes aboard BeppoSAX glimpsed a rapidly fading X-ray source thought to represent the burst as it cooled.
Valerie "Otusina" Winborne leads the ensemble with subtlety and strength, stirring the other dancers into a seemingly spontaneous stampede or alternately fading quietly into the background as they all become contemplative.