noise-canceling microphone

Definitions

Electronics

  • A microphone which is designed to selectively minimize certain noises. For instance, that which is highly directional. Also called antinoise microphone.
  • A microphone whose characteristics require it to be used in close proximity to its sound source. Such microphones are well-suited for use in surroundings with excessive background noise, such as a room full of telephone operators. Also called close-talking microphone.
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