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clutter

Electronics unwanted echoes that confuse the observation of signals on a radar screen
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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)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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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All observers took longer to respond when a low-luminance sign was presented in a more cluttered scene, but this effect was no greater among older than among younger observers.
Although newspapers contain a higher percentage of ads than magazines, they seem less cluttered and their ads are less likely to disrupt or hinder.
Camden high street in London was the most cluttered street, with 109 items getting in pedestrians' way, closely followed by Colchester in Essex, then Ballyclare in Northern Ireland in third place.
"Even for those people still looking to sell and move, nothing is more likely to send out the wrong signal to a prospective buyer than an untidy, cluttered home."
If your cluttered handbag is just the tip of the iceberg and you have been hoarding clothes, shoes and accessories for years then the time is obviously ripe for a bit of feng shuing.
Her interests led her to study Reiki, a Japanese system of healing, which taught her that emotional and mental issues from our lives can cause our space to be cluttered with reminders from the past.
Results from these studies, therefore, cannot answer a question frequently asked by practitioners: "Because television stations and networks are unlikely to negotiate regarding the number of ads in a program, should an advertiser ask for a position in a less cluttered pod, which television people might give for a price?"
One in five of those polled by banking giant Lloyds TSB said working in a cluttered office puts a strain on their personal life, while more than half said the problem leaves them depressed and demotivated.
Just a few of the symptoms of those who live or work in cluttered spaces include lethargy, disorganisation, procrastination, depression, 'baggage' within relationships, and excess weight.
He said: "We rely heavily on the work of about 20 active volunteers here and this is a campaign we have been waiting to launch for some time in support of the national Cluttered Countryside initiative."