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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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.
I then proceeded to substantiate, in around 150 words, Drousiotis' glaring omissions and characteristic distortions.

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