Definition of Noise

1. Noun. Sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound). "During the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

2. Verb. Emit a noise.

3. Noun. The auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience. "Modern music is just noise to me"
Exact synonyms: Dissonance, Racket
Generic synonyms: Auditory Sensation, Sound
Derivative terms: Dissonant, Dissonate

4. Noun. Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.

5. Noun. A loud outcry of protest or complaint. "Whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Outcry, Shout, Vociferation, Yell
Derivative terms: Noisy

6. Noun. Incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks. "All the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say"
Generic synonyms: Incomprehensibility

7. Noun. The quality of lacking any predictable order or plan.
Exact synonyms: Haphazardness, Randomness, Stochasticity
Generic synonyms: Irregularity, Unregularity
Specialized synonyms: Ergodicity
Derivative terms: Haphazard, Random

Definition of Noise

1. n. Sound of any kind.

2. v. i. To sound; to make a noise.

3. v. t. To spread by rumor or report.

Definition of Noise

1. Noun. Various sounds, usually unwanted. ¹

2. Noun. Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations ¹

3. Noun. (technology) Unwanted part of a signal. (''Signal to noise ratio'') ¹

4. Noun. (genetics) The measured level of variation in gene expression among cells, regardless of source, within a supposedly identical population ¹

5. Noun. rumour or complaint ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To make noise. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To spread news of; to spread as rumor or gossip. ¹

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Definition of Noise

1. to spread as a rumor or report [v NOISED, NOISING, NOISES]

Medical Definition of Noise

1. 1. Sound of any kind. "The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion without noise to us perceived." (Bacon) Noise is either a sound of too short a duration to be determined, like the report of a cannon; or else it is a confused mixture of many discordant sounds, like the rolling of thunder or the noise of the waves. Nevertheless, the difference between sound and noise is by no means precise. 2. Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din. 3. Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report. "The noise goes." "What noise have we had about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of blood!" (T. Baker) "Soerates lived in Athens during the great plague which has made so much noise in all ages." (Spectator) 4. Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band. "The king has his noise of gypsies." (B. Jonson) Synonym: Cry, outcry, clamor, din, clatter, uproar. Origin: F. Noise noisy strife, quarrel, brawl, fr. L. Nausea seasickness, sickness, disgust. See Nausea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Noise

noise (current term)
noise-induced deafness
noise conditions
noise level
noise pollution
noise power
noise trader

Literary usage of Noise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and what it is Not by Florence Nightingale (1912)
"noise. Unnecessary noise, or noise that creates an expectation in the mind, ... It is rarely the loudness of the noise, the effect upon the organ of the ear ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Nation 101:540 N 4 '15 Japanese scholar on western civilization. Nation 101:145-6 Jl 29 '15 Robert Bridges. Nation 101:465-6 O 14 '15 noise Deadening your ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(e) Test for Total Deafness in one Ear by the noise-apparatus ... By producing a sufficient noise, with this apparatus, in the healthy ear, this ear • can ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The spectra of noise only are also accumulated and are smoothed slightly to ... Next we divide each data point in the signal-plus-noise spectra by the ..."

5. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"noise due to irregular vibrations. The experience of noise is dependent upon a form of vibration which is so complex as to be highly irregular. ..."

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