skip zone(redirected from Silent zone)
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skip zone[′skip ‚zōn]
A region in the air surrounding a source of sound in which no sound is heard, although the sound becomes audible at greater distances. Also known as zone of silence.
The area between the outer limit of reception of radio high-frequency ground waves and the inner limit of reception of sky waves, where no signal is received.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The zone or dead area in a geographic region, outside the ground-wave radius, in which Flayer signals are not returned to the earth. The outer edge of the skip zone is at the minimum distance at which the sky-wave signals are received; the inner edge is at the maximum limit of the reception of the ground-wave signals.
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