line characteristic distortion

line characteristic distortion

[′līn ‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik di‚stȯr·shən]
(communications)
A kind of teletypewriter transmission distortion caused when the lengths of the received signal impulses are affected by the presence of changing current transitions in wire circuits.
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