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Definition of "noise" []

  • Sound or a sound that is loud, unpleasant, unexpected, or undesired. (noun)
  • Sound or a sound of any kind: The only noise was the wind in the pines. (noun)
  • A loud outcry or commotion: the noise of the mob; a lot of noise over the new law. (noun)
  • Physics A disturbance, especially a random and persistent disturbance, that obscures or reduces the clarity of a signal. (noun)
  • Computer Science Irrelevant or meaningless data. (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 "noise" in a sentence
  • "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."