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cross talk

noun
1.
interference heard on a telephone or radio because of unintentional coupling to another communication channel.
2.
incidental conversation; chatter, as opposed to formal discussion:
The meeting was slowed by cross talk between board members.
3.
British. witty, fast-paced dialogue, especially in a play, comic act, etc.; repartee.
Also, cross-talk, crosstalk.
Origin of cross talk
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Dissipated energy in semiconductors results in heat and electromagnetic cross talk.

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