from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sound or a sound that is loud, unpleasant, unexpected, or undesired.
- n. Sound or a sound of any kind: The only noise was the wind in the pines.
- n. A loud outcry or commotion: the noise of the mob; a lot of noise over the new law.
- n. Physics A disturbance, especially a random and persistent disturbance, that obscures or reduces the clarity of a signal.
- n. Computer Science Irrelevant or meaningless data.
- n. Informal A complaint or protest.
- n. Informal Rumor; talk.
- n. Informal Remarks or actions intended to convey a specific impression or to attract attention: "The U.S. is making appropriately friendly noises to the new Socialist Government” ( Flora Lewis).
- transitive v. To spread the rumor or report of.
- intransitive v. To talk much or volubly.
- intransitive v. To be noisy; make noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Various sounds, usually unwanted.
- n. Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations
- n. Unwanted part of a signal. (Signal to noise ratio)
- n. The measured level of variation in gene expression among cells, regardless of source, within a supposedly identical population
- n. rumour or complaint
- v. To make noise.
- v. To spread news of; to spread as rumor or gossip.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sound of any kind.
- n. Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din.
- n. Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report.
- n. Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band.
- intransitive v. To sound; to make a noise.
- transitive v. To spread by rumor or report.
- transitive v. To disturb with noise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sound of any kind and proceeding from any source; especially, an annoying or disagreeable sound, or a mixture of confused sounds; a din: as, the noise of falling water; the noise of battle.
- n. Outcry; clamor; loud, importunate, or continued talk: as, to make a great noise about trifles.
- n. Frequent talk; much public conversation or discussion; stir.
- n. Report; rumor.
- n. A set or company of musicians; a band.
- n. Offense; offensive savor.
- n. Synonyms Tone, etc. (see sound, n., 2 and 3); din, clatter, blare, hubbub, racket, uproar.
- To sound.
- To spread by rumor or report; report: often with abroad.
- To report of; spread rumors concerning; accuse publicly.
- To disturb with noise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
- n. sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
- n. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
- n. a loud outcry of protest or complaint
- n. incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks
- v. emit a noise
- n. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
As I have independently concluded and stated in this blog, which is also stated in #407, there is no noise in climate, by definition. recalling that exponential growth may lead to strange attractors and feature-laden noise structures at ALL time scales?
The Zemu continued an impetuous muddy torrent, whose hoarse voice, mingled with the deep grumbling noise* [The dull rumbling noise thus produced is one of the most singular phenomena in these mountains, and cannot fail to strike the observer.
In a more sophisticated manner than cap Dave cap A. 10: 51 AM david_a (291) - Rather than the term noise, the phrase internal variability is sometimes used to describe the effects of ocean oscillations and so forth.
In a more sophisticated manner than cap Dave cap A. 27 February 2009 at 2: 31 PM david_a (291) - Rather than the term noise, the phrase internal variability is sometimes used to describe the effects of ocean oscillations and so forth.
Most people look around to see what all the noise is about.
With this amount of volatility, short term noise can sometimes overwhelm.
Where in all the noise is there any authentic call for a process of truth-telling, a means to reconciliation?
Tonight, much more from Al Gore on climate change, what he calls the noise machine and his take on President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.
The city wants to move the courts to eliminate what it calls noise problems at that location, but Ruehle - and a majority of the association members - has been critical of the plan because of its $3.8 million price tag and because the potential noise being introduced to Granada-area residences.
_timbre_ by which one sound is distinguished from another of the same pitch and intensity is due to the different complications of waves in the air; the ability to discriminate the various waves in the vibrating air is, therefore, the condition of our finding music in it; for every wave has its period, and what we call a noise is a complication of notes too complex for our organs or our attention to decipher.