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Definition of "crosstalk" []

  • 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: crosstalk among members of the panel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crosstalk" in a sentence
  • "Jiang Kun, a master of the Chinese comic art known as crosstalk, is also off the program this year, with columnists speculating it's because his skit touched on a train crash last year in Wenzhou."
  • "Category 5 cable includes four balanced lines helps preserve a high signal-to-noise ratio despite interference from both external sources and other pairs (this latter form of interference is called crosstalk)."
  • "Sharp says its new 3-D televisions will be brighter than those of the competition, while reducing the amount of "crosstalk," or blurriness, that sometimes occurs in 3-D models."