characteristic distortion

characteristic distortion

[‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik də′stȯr·shən]
(communications)
Displacement of signal transitions resulting from the persistence of transients caused by preceding transitions.
In teletypewriter transmission systems, repetitive displacement or disruption peculiar to specific portions of a teletypewriter signal; the two types of characteristic distortions are line and equipment.
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