white noise

white noise
noun
a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration
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white noise is a good masking agent

Hypernyms: ↑noise, ↑interference, ↑disturbance

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noun
Etymology: so called from the analogy of its composition to that of white light
: a heterogeneous mixture of sound waves (as thermal noise) extending over a wide frequency range

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1. Also called white sound. a steady, unvarying, unobtrusive sound, as an electronically produced drone or the sound of rain, used to mask or obliterate unwanted sounds.
2. Physics. random noise with a uniform frequency spectrum over a wide range of frequencies.
[1965-70]

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white noise noun
A noise in which there are a large number of frequencies of roughly equal intensity
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Main Entry:white

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white noise UK US noun [uncountable]
the unpleasant noise made by a radio or television when it is not receiving the correct signal
Thesaurus: radio, radar and sonar signalshyponym well-known television and radio programmes and charactershyponym

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white noise,
1. the sound heard when the entire range of audible frequencies is produced at once, as in the operation of a jet engine.
2. an overlay of sound to cover up distracting or annoying noises; acoustic perfume.

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n. Physics noise containing many frequencies with equal intensities

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noun [noncount]
: a constant noise (such as that the noise from a television or radio that is turned on but is not receiving a clear signal) that is a mixture of many different sound waves

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ˌwhite ˈnoise f28 [white noise] noun uncountable
unpleasant noise, like the noise that comes from a television or radio that is turned on but not ↑tuned in

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