Ambient noise

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ambient noise

[′am·bē·ənt ′nȯiz]
(acoustics)
The pervasive noise associated with a given environment, being usually a composite of sounds from sources both near and distant.

Ambient noise

The background noise level in a space, which is not identifiable as being from a specific source, such as a nearby piece of equipment.

ambient noise

The all-encompassing, average background noise associated with a given environment, often a composite of sounds from many sources near and far, of many different types, e.g., the general background noise in a neighborhood or in an auditorium.
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It affects estimation of low frequency ambient noise levels in the ocean.
Mr Goff said: "The proposals are incompatible with the quiet enjoyment of adjacent residential properties and the existing low ambient noise levels of the rural setting.
NBN's C10 also features the Dialogue Automix option, which tames panel-type programming by providing intelligent level control for up to 16 microphones while maintaining smooth ambient noise levels.
Every one of the whales, regardless of age and gender, got louder as ambient noise levels went up.
The unobstructed space available within the P180 stand-up cabin and the very low ambient noise levels of the aircraft, were key factors in Air Ambulance Worldwide's decision to purchase the aircraft," says Piaggio.
In fact, our lives will be ruined by ambient noise levels.
On one hand, people can hear for themselves products that adjust ringtone volumes to ambient noise levels, or which cut out background noise on voice calls, even the beeping of car horns in city streets.
Ambient noise levels were measured at different locations selected on the basis of land use such as silence, heavy traffic and residential and commercial zones.
You can still hear the phone ring but normal home, studio or office ambient noise levels are well compensated.
Over the past three decades, ambient noise levels in a frequency band consistent with sounds produced by large vessels have increased at a rate of about 3 decibels per decade at a single location off Southern California, according to a study published in the April 2002 issue of Acoustics Research Letters Online.
This calls for changing the entire facility, not just the adjustability of the work station and chair, but the lighting, visual line of sight and ambient noise levels.
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