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Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Probability and Statistics.

A term used by analysts of time series data to describe random fluctuations that may obscure the true signal. A sequence of errors, in successive observations, that consists of independent...

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noise

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

avoirdupois, noise, poise • Anglepoise • equipoise • counterpoise • turquoise

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noise

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

avoirdupois, noise, poise • Anglepoise • equipoise • counterpoise • turquoise

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noise

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 28 words.

a big noise: see a big cheese at big.

make a noise speak or act in a way designed

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Noise

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 786 words.

Traditionally, noise has been thought of as the outside of music and meaning. In systems theory, noise is disruption of

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Noise

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3225 words.

Noise is unwanted sound, or sound that is loud, unmusical, machine-produced, or even unidentifiable. Noise is taxing, even harmful to

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Noise

Ashon T. Crawley.

in Blackpentecostal Breath

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology of Religion. 23387 words.

This chapter expands upon how noise is generally considered excessive and, thus, discardable. But rather than discarding noise, this chapter discusses a Blackpentecostal practice of living...

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noise

Maryanne Maltby.

in A Dictionary of Audiology

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Audiovestibular Medicine. 195 words.

Any unwanted energy (electrical, electromagnetic, acoustic, etc.) or variability that interferes with signals, activity, or data. A source of noise

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noise

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 79 words.

1 An unpleasant sound that is a nuisance and is sometimes intense enough to damage hearing. Noise abatement is sometimes

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noise

Maryanne Maltby.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Audiology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Audiovestibular Medicine. 195 words.

Any unwanted energy (electrical, electromagnetic, acoustic, etc.) or variability that interferes with signals, activity, or data. A source of noise

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noise

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 34 words.

loud outcry; †rumour; loud or harsh sound XIII; †agreeable sound XIV; †band of musicians XVI. — (O)F. noise outcry, disturbance,

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noise

George Dunea.

in The Oxford Companion to Medicine

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 803 words.

Noise is a loud sound, generally unpleasant. Most pervasive in urban, overcrowded, and industrialized areas, it has also been called

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noise

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 57 words.

A signal that conveys no useful information (e.g. background sound that makes it difficult to hear a conversation). If the useful signal comprises data that are being recorded, random...

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Noise

Stephen A. Stansfeld, Charlotte Clark and Rosanna Crombie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 12367 words.

Noise exposure from air, road and rail transport, construction, and industry is a pervasive environmental pollutant. Noise causes annoyance and sleep disturbance and may interfere with...

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Noise

Syed M. Ahmed and Tar-Ching Aw.

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

May 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine. 1181 words.

For clinical purposes, noise is measured in decibels weighted according to the sensitivity of the human ear (dB(A)). Regardless of source, the effects of overexposure to noise are...

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noise

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and John Black.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 66 words.

1. The opposite of the *information content of a signal. In an econometric model, noise refers to the random component of the data-generating process....

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noise

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 66 words.

1. The opposite of the *information content of a signal. In an econometric model, noise refers to the random component of the data-generating process....

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noise

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 48 words.

collective noun for a group of instruments, e.g. ‘a noise of fiddles’, or of instrumentalists, like the band summoned to

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noise

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 49 words.

collective noun for a group of instruments, e.g. ‘a noise of fiddles’, or of instrumentalists, like the band summoned to

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noise

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 84 words.

mottling or colour‐speckle interference in digital images, often divided into luminance and chromatic noise and usually seen in shadow areas

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noise

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 81 words.

1. An unpleasant sound that is a nuisance and is sometimes intense enough to damage hearing. Noise *abatement is sometimes available as a way to reduce this nuisance effect,...

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