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    vt. Vague term used to describe `smooth' transformations of a data set into a different form, esp. transformations that do not lose information. ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: lost in the noise 

    lost in the noise


    adj. Syn. 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.