cross talk

noun

Definition of cross talk

1 : unwanted signals in a communication channel (as in a telephone, radio, or computer) caused by transference of energy from another circuit (as by leakage or coupling)
2 a : conversation that does not relate to the main topic being discussed
b : conversation or repartee engaged in for an audience

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First Known Use of cross talk

1887

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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