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hiss

Electronics receiver noise with a continuous spectrum, caused by thermal agitation, shot noise, etc.

Hiss

Alger. 1904--96, US government official: imprisoned (1950--54) for perjury in connection with alleged espionage activities

hiss

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(communications)
Random noise in the audio-frequency range, similar to prolonged sibilant sounds.
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The activities of the implementation team can thus be interpreted as moves in a micro-political game in which the understandings of significant individuals were manipulated so that they had more favourable opinions of the HISS than might otherwise have been the case.
Hiss illustrates this "sixth sense" by taking the reader through selected spaces--Grand Central Station, Times Square and Brooklyn's Prospect Park--and analyzing what makes them special.
With a charming, conversational style that's a pleasure to read, Hiss shows how Gaus's vision and determination led to these accomplishments, in a story with equal parts interest for Notre Dame readers, health practitioners, medical anthropologists, Latin American students and scholars, and the general public.
Prof Tremblay, the brains behind HISS, has even had pieces specifically written for it because of its immense sound quality.
"Hiss would catch sight of her reflection and see another peregrine staring back at her, fluffing up her feathers to make herself as big as she possibly could as a challenge to her beautiful self.
Unnecessary water waste can come from a toilet with a slow-leaking flapper that "hisses"--one that needs replacing.
HISS moves about 100 to 150 helicopters by air annually, Kapota says, with total shipments from all providers being somewhere between 300 and 400.
Anti-communist hysteria in the US had reached its height by 1948 when Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss of being a dues-paying communist.
Rejuvenation.com has the closest look we could find to the Hiss original in its Galaxy design based on the 1959 Stockholm series manufactured by EJS lighting.
Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason, Christina Shelton, Threshold, 352 pages