cosmic noise

cosmic noise
noun Date: 1947 unidentified celestial radio-frequency radiation; especially such radiation originating from outside the Milky Way

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  • Cosmic noise — and galactic radio noise is random noise that originates outside the Earth s atmosphere. It can be detected and heard on radio receivers. Elaboration Cosmic noise characteristics are similar to those of thermal noise. Cosmic noise is experienced… …   Wikipedia

  • cosmic noise — ☆ cosmic noise n. interference caused by radio waves originating in sources beyond the earth …   English World dictionary

  • cosmic noise — noun : unidentified celestial radio frequency radiation; especially : such radiation originating outside the Milky Way * * * Physics. radio frequency noise that originates outside the earth s atmosphere. [1945 50] * * * cosmic noise, = galactic… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cosmic noise — Physics. radio frequency noise that originates outside the earth s atmosphere. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sudden cosmic noise absorption —   [sʌdn kɔsmɪk nɔɪz əb sɔːpʃn, englisch], Abkürzung SCNA [essiːen eɪ], Störung des kosmischen Rauschens in der Ionosphäre …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Noise shaping — is a technique typically used in digital audio, image, and video processing, usually in combination with dithering, as part of the process of quantization or bit depth reduction of a digital signal. Its purpose is to increase the apparent signal… …   Wikipedia

  • Noise (audio) — Noise in audio, recording, and broadcast systems refers to the residual low level sound (usually hiss and hum) that is heard in quiet periods of a programme. In audio engineering, it can refer either to the acoustic noise from loudspeakers, or to …   Wikipedia

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