lost in the noise

lost in the noise

Synonym lost in the underflow. This term is from signal processing, where signals of very small amplitude cannot be separated from low-intensity noise in the system. Though popular among hackers, it is not confined to hackerdom; physicists, engineers, astronomers, and statisticians all use it.
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The unfamiliar setting makes it more likely that the dog or cat can become lost in the noise and confusion.
Most supervised events do not permit pets, and the unfamiliar setting makes it more likely that the dog or cat can become lost in the noise and confusion.