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.
References in periodicals archive ?
With its bulky frame, clamorous cooling fan, and characteristic distortion of the square of its backlit surface into a top-heavy trapezoid that appears on the wall, the overhead holds little of the nostalgic allure of the 16-mm projector, or even the slide carousel.
In SPHFEM model a characteristic distortion of SPH particles in this areas can be seen (Fig.
Researchers have ruled out the possibility that the radio bursts come from another planet or star, because the emissions show a characteristic distortion, caused by passage through Earth's ionosphere -- the layer 200 to 400 kilometers above the planet's surface.

Full browser ?