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confusion

The running together of the traces from different radio sources in the output of a radio telescope. Confusion becomes important at the value of flux density when there is, on average, more than about one source in the beam at once. The radio telescope becomes confusion limited when this flux density is appreciably higher than its sensitivity. Further increase in sensitivity will not then result in fainter sources being detected.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

Confusion

Babel
where God confounded speech of mankind. [O.T.: Genesis 11:7–9]
bedlam
from Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, former English insane asylum. [Br. Folklore: Jobes, 193]
Cia
amnesia victim whose identity becomes doubtful when the same identity is claimed by an insane woman. [Ital. Drama: Pirandello As You Desire Me in Sobel, 35]
Comedy of Errors, The
two pairs of identical twins wreak social havoc in Ephesus. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors]
Corybantes
half-divine priests of Cybele; celebrated noisy festivals in her honor. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 67]
Jude
“the other Judas, not Iscariot.” [N.T.: John 14:22]
Labyrinth
maze at Knossos where Minotaur lived. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 185]
Pandemonium
Milton’s capital of the devils. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Pantagruelian Law Case
not understanding the defense, judge gives incomprehensible verdict. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
Serbonian Bog
Egyptian morass, “where armies whole have sunk.” [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Star-Splitter, The
“We’ve looked and looked, but after all where are we?” [Am. Lit.: “The Star-Splitter” in Hart, 799]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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These were not expressions to do Fanny any good; for though she read in too much haste and confusion to form the clearest judgment of Miss Crawford's meaning, it was evident that she meant to compliment her on her brother's attachment, and even to appear to believe it serious.
For some minutes the whole court was in confusion, getting the Dormouse turned out, and, by the time they had settled down again, the cook had disappeared.
All these books, no doubt, were tossed about in confusion, thus forming a visible emblem of the manner in which their contents were crowded into Cotton Mather's brain.
Besides, what can prevent confusion on the bench when one judge thinks a fine should be different from what another has set it at; one proposing twenty minae, another ten, or be it more or less, another four, and another five; and it is evident, that in this manner they will differ from each other, while some will give the whole damages sued for, and others nothing; in this situation, how shall their determinations be settled?
The confusion and hesitation which she had already noticed began to show themselves in his manner once more.
She said that his address in the National Assembly was the proof of his confusion as on the one hand he offered Charter of Economy, while on the other hand he threatened to disrupt the government.
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LAHORE -- Pakistan women cricket coach Mark Coles applied for India women head coaching role but withdrew his application citing a 'confusion', it has emerged.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Women Cricket team coach Mark Coles has withdrew his application that he applied for India women head coaching role and citing a 'confusion', it has emerged.
"There is some confusion about thisb through a third party," Coles told ESPN Cricinfo , adding that he had already informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about his application reaching the BCCI and, subsequently, apprised both the boards of his withdrawal.