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clutter

Electronics unwanted echoes that confuse the observation of signals on a radar screen

clutter

[′kləd·ər]
(electromagnetism)
Unwanted echoes on a radar screen, such as those caused by the ground, sea, rain, stationary objects, chaff, enemy jamming transmissions, and grass. Also known as background return; radar clutter.
(mathematics)

clutter

clutter
Plan position indicator.
In radar operations, the reception and visual display of radar echoes caused by precipitation, chaff, terrain, numerous aircraft, or other phenomena. Such echoes may limit or preclude ATC (air traffic control) from providing services based on radar.

Clutter

A secondary inbox in Microsoft Outlook where less relevant mail is placed. After analyzing the content, the message is placed into the Clutter box if it is deemed non-essential to the user. Mail going into Clutter is not considered spam, which would otherwise be filtered into the Junk mailbox. Clutter functions similarly to the multiple inboxes in Gmail (see Gmail tabs). See spam filter.
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A book full of pointers on how best to get control of a gloomy, cluttered garage and reinvent it as a useful space.
Highly cluttered scenes were expected to be detrimental to search performance (Shoptaugh & Whitaker, 1984), and older adults were expected to exhibit a greater clutter effect than younger adults (Plude & Doussard-Roosevelt, 1989; Schieber & Goodspeed, 1997; Scialfa & Joffe, 1997).
Finally, newspapers that use a tabloid format forego the efficiency of sections and thus may seem more cluttered.
Clean sites also deliver higher ad recall and improved brand metrics than cluttered, multi-ad environments.
The data were partitioned by daypart and programmer, and examples of heavily cluttered categories were noted.
5%) of the respondents who remain on a site they perceive to be cluttered say they pay less attention to advertisements appearing on its pages.
Mr Wharam said: "The Cluttered Countryside initiative refers to issues surrounding excessive signage, of public and private origin, and other eyesores such as inappropriate and mobile advertisements which degrade the environment, especially in rural settlements and country roads.
2 -- 3 -- color) Designer Eric Blumberg turned Brandon and Liz Cruz's cluttered garage, above, into an ordered space, top, where everything has its place - including Brandon's surfboards, which are stored on a custom rack.
Previous research has shown that ads in highly cluttered environments are recalled less frequently than are ads in less-cluttered environments (Cobb, 1985; Webb, 1979; Webb and Ray, 1979).
The data from this study indicate that network television is highly cluttered with ads for directly competing brands; previous studies have found that this type of clutter damages recall scores, which are often used to measure the effectiveness of television ads.
To understand fully how we recognize objects in visually cluttered scenes, neuroscientists must first know how the brain filters the initial input.
In an effort to outdo their competition, merchants sometimes erect bigger and bigger signs, giving a cluttered appearance to such streets as Lyons Avenue, San Fernando Road and Soledad Canyon Roads, Henderson said.