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burst error

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199688975
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191768125
burst error

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An error pattern, generally in a binary signal, that consists of known positions where the digit is in error (‘first’ and ‘last’), with the intervening positions possibly in error and possibly not. By implication, digits before the first error in the block and after the last error in the block are correct....

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Subjects: Computing

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