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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Electronics Undesired signals or sounds, as of voices, in a telephone or other communications device as a result of coupling between transmission circuits.
  • noun Ancillary, incidental conversation.

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  • noun electronics undesirable signals from a neighbouring transmission circuit; undesired coupling between circuits
  • noun conversation that is incidental to the topic under discussion
  • verb To hold an incidental conversation

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  • noun the presence of an unwanted signal via an accidental coupling

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