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A damper is a device that deadens, restrains, or depresses.
Damper may refer to:
- Dashpot, a type of hydraulic or mechanical damper,
- Shock absorber (British or technical use: damper), a mechanical device designed to dissipate kinetic energy
- In electronics, a kind of diode, intended to absorb energy peaks, normally generated by inductive circuitry
- A device in various keyboard instruments for deadening the vibrations of the strings
- A mute for various brass instruments, see: Mute (music)
- A damper or sustain pedal, a device that mutes musical tones, particularly in stringed instruments
- Damper (mast), a device that damps oscillation in radio masts and towers for better protection against storms
- Tuned mass damper, a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage or structural failure by vibration
- Damper (flow), a mechanical device in a duct or chimney that regulates airflow
- Stockbridge damper, used to suppress wind-induced vibrations on taut cables
Damper may also refer to:
- Damper (food), soda bread of the Australian Outback
- Damper, an item of boiler technology used to regulate the fire
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