Definition of crosstalk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌtôk/ Pronunciation: /ˈkräsˌtôk/


1Unwanted transfer of signals between communication channels.
Example sentences
  • This was key to avoid unwanted measurement crosstalk that destroys quantum information.
  • You're dealing with electrical signals that are subject to corrosion, crosstalk and shorts.
  • An apparatus and method for reducing crosstalk and other noise sources in downhole tools is disclosed.
2Casual conversation.
Example sentences
  • The room can suddenly fill with terse and emotionally charged crosstalk, sounding much like a hospital emergency room.

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Syllabification: cross·talk

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