dead spot


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dead spot

[′ded ‚spät]
(communications)
A geographic location in which signals from a radio, television, or radar transmitter are received poorly or not at all.
(electronics)
A portion of the tuning range of a receiver in which stations are heard poorly or not at all, due to improper design of tuning circuits.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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