• noun interference between two communication cables or channels


  • Interference resulting from the unwanted transfer of energy between channels, circuits, or signal paths. Crosstalk may occur, for instance, between telephone lines, audio channels in an amplifier, between TV audio and video signals, or between antennas.
  • The usually unwanted transfer of a recorded signal between sections of a magnetic medium such as a tape. This may occur as a result of the affected sections being in close proximity, as occurs with overlapping segments of a reel of tape. Also called magnetic printing (1), magnetic transfer, or print-through.
  • synonymcross-color interference

Information & Library Science

  • noun unwanted sounds or other signals picked up by one channel of an electronic communications system from another channel, e.g. between telephones or loudspeakers