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  • RTFAQ
    /R-T-F-A-Q/ [USENET primarily written, by analogy with {RTFM}] imp. Abbrev. for `Read the FAQ!', an exhortation that the person addressed ought to read the... 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.