crosstalk

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cross +‎ talk

Noun[edit]

crosstalk (plural crosstalks)

  1. (electronics) undesirable signals from a neighbouring transmission circuit; undesired coupling between circuits
  2. (biology) The situation where one or more components of a signal transduction pathway affect another pathway.
  3. conversation that is incidental to the topic under discussion
    I couldn't hear the opening address because of all the crosstalk around me.
  4. A traditional Chinese comedic performance in the form of a dialogue.

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crosstalk (third-person singular simple present crosstalks, present participle crosstalking, simple past and past participle crosstalked)

  1. To hold an incidental conversation

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