Pink Noise

Technology / Home Audio / Pink Noise: Pink noise is a random noise source characterized by a flat amplitude response per octave band of frequency, i.e., it has equal energy, or constant power, per octave. Pink noise is created by passing white noise through a filter having a 3 db/octave roll-off rate. Due to this roll-off, pink noise sounds less bright and richer in low frequencies than white noise. Since pink noise has the same energy in each 1/3-octave band, it is the preferred sound source for many acoustical measurements in respect to the critical band concept of human hearing. The name comes from the filtering of white noise. White noise is analogous to white light in that it contains all audible frequencies distributed uniformly throughout the spectrum. Passing white light through a prism (a form of filter) breaks it down into a range of colors. Examination shows that red light is characterized by the longer wavelengths of light, i.e., light in the lower frequency region. Similarly, pink noise has higher energy in the low frequencies, hence the term, pink.

Other Words for Noise

Noise Noun Synonyms: sound, clamour, crash, clap, clash, clangour, din, thunder, thundering, rumble, rumbling, outcry, hubbub, uproar, hullabaloo, racket, charivari or and also shivaree, rattle, caterwauling, rumpus, blare, blast, blasting, bawling, babel
Noise Adjective Synonyms: sound, disturbance
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Other Words for Pink

Pink Noun Synonyms: rosy, rose, rose-coloured, pinkish, flesh-color(ed), salmon(-color(ed))
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Pink Slip

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Pink Slip: A written or verbal notice given to employees who are being terminated or laid-off. MORE

Pink Sheets

Business / Finance / Pink Sheets: Refers to over-the-counter trading. Daily publication of the national quotation bureau that reports the bid and ask prices of thousands of OTC stocks, as well as the market makers who trade each stock MORE

Signal To Noise Ratio

Technology / Home Audio / Signal To Noise Ratio: A measurement of noise level in a device compared to the level of the signal. Higher numbers signify a greater difference, which is better. In technical terms, it is the ratio, expressed in db, of sig MORE

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