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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.

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]
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Regarding why S/X backlog has increased to three months versus the historical six-to-eight week norm, the analyst says he "detected evident salesperson confusion in responses.
USA], August 2 (ANI): In a new study, hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition.
To succeed in the litigation, the trademark's owner will be required to prove, among other things, that the infringer's use of a mark is likely to cause consumer confusion.
But in truth, this encapsulation mistakes a method for a purpose: confusion merely serves as an indicator of the underlying problems that trademark law seeks to prevent.
4 The courts applying the actual confusion standard have reasoned that the principles of equity require this heightened level of proof because without such proof there is no assurance that the plaintiff suffered an actual injury as a result of the infringement.
Often, our first thought regarding confusion is to say that "it is a little dementia," not realizing that in the elderly population, confusion can equal many things--including sepsis.
While working for the couple as a nanny, Hope meets a young lesbian named Nat and confusion sets in.
No wonder there is so much confusion among churchgoers, with the homilies we hear in some parishes.