shot effect


Definition of shot effect

: random fluctuations in the number of thermions per second emitted from the filament of a valve (such as a vacuum tube) that give rise to sputtering or popping noises in the amplifier — compare thermal noise

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History and Etymology for shot effect

translation of German schroteffekt

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“Shot effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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