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shot effect

noun, Electronics.
1.
random fluctuations in the emission of electrons from a hot cathode, causing a hissing or sputtering sound (shot noise) in an audio amplifier and causing snow on a television screen.
Also called Schottky noise.
Origin
translation of German Schroteffekt (1918), equivalent to Schrot small shot, buckshot + Effekt effect
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shot noise

noun
1.
the inherent electronic noise arising in an electric current because of the discontinuous nature of conduction by electrons Also called Schottky noise (ˈʃɒtkɪ)
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