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

Word History


translation of German schroteffekt

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“Shot effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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