interference heard on a telephone or radio because of unintentional coupling to another communication channel.
incidental conversation; chatter, as opposed to formal discussion:
The meeting was slowed by cross talk between board members.
British. witty, fast-paced dialogue, especially in a play, comic act, etc.; repartee.
unwanted signals in one channel of a communications system as a result of a transfer of energy from one or more other channels
(Brit) rapid or witty talk or conversation

Interference caused by two signals becoming partially superimposed on each other due to electromagnetic (inductive) or electrostatic (capacitive) coupling between the conductors carrying the signals. A common example of crosstalk is where the magnetic field from changing current flow in one wire induces current in another wire running parallel to the other, as in a transformer. Crosstalk can be reduced by using shielded cables and increasing the distance between conductors.


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