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background count

[′bak‚grau̇nd ‚kau̇nt]
(physics)
Responses of the radiation counting system to radiation coming from sources other than the source to be measured.
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The gamma-ray data is somewhat correlated (not as much as we would have hoped) and is presently being used to reject data where the background count rate shows significant changes during the course of a run.
When digital imaging technology is used, there is reduced interference from background counts.
Parry moved into management after spending 20 years as Rovers' physiotherapist and some fans have argued this lack of a professional playing background counts against him.
Because the study population was presumed fertile, a small decrease in sperm count might not be detectable against high background counts, and could explain the null results reported by the authors.
But if background counts for anything, he will be no pushover.
The ratio of SLN/axillary background counts were 41/1 and 193/1 for the intraparenchymal and intradermal groups, respectively.
Raw background counts for large volume and 10 nL are as follows: DNA Linker, 6506 and 60; Chlamydia DNA, 4777 and 68; and TSH, 14 934 and 183.
Printouts of maintenance or background counts should be kept if the information cannot be retrieved electronically.

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