automatic noise limiter
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automatic noise limiter[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′nȯiz ‚lim·əd·ər]
A circuit that clips impulse and static noise peaks, and sets the level of limiting or clipping according to the strength of the incoming signal, so that the desired signal is not affected. Abbreviated ANL.
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