CROSSTALK

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:
1885–90

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crosstalk (ˈkrɒsˌtɔːk)
 
n
1.  unwanted signals in one channel of a communications system as a result of a transfer of energy from one or more other channels
2.  (Brit) rapid or witty talk or conversation

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crosstalk definition

electronics
Interference caused by two signals becoming partially superimposed on each other due to electromagnetic (inductive) or electrostatic (capacitive) coupling between the conductors carrying the signals. A common example of crosstalk is where the magnetic field from changing current flow in one wire induces current in another wire running parallel to the other, as in a transformer. Crosstalk can be reduced by using shielded cables and increasing the distance between conductors.
(1995-12-20)

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