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This could be to distinguish the signals from the background noise of space. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes the commentaries are blocked out by background noise. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Others can hear you clearly without any annoying background noise. The Sun (2016)At the same time they either played meaningful background noise such as conversation or nonsense background noise, involving sounds at the same frequency as speech. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sounds of my body were so loud that the war was almost like background noise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The producers claimed that it was used only to remove background noise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For gentler souls, they can also keep background noise to a minimum for quieter listening. Times, Sunday Times (2011)TV had become background noise that was always there. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Is background noise disturbing you? Coping with Stress at Work (1988)It can be very basic, such as background noise from the factory making it hard for the salesman to be heard. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)If either of them wins a medal, they will have done so despite a background noise telling them that they do not really belong. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A big disadvantage is the overt nature of these devices, and the fact that they also amplify background noise. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)The tapes, played earlier in the trial, contained much background noise and were difficult to decipher. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I think you'll learn that you don't always need the radio on for background noise. Christianity Today (2000)Radio telephony wouldn't work more than three miles from the aerodrome and then the background noise was so terrific you couldn't hear anything anyone was saying. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
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