ambient noise

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ambient noise

Etymology: L, ambiens, around; ME, clamor
the total noise in a given environment.

ambient noise

The total noise from all sources in a given environment.
See also: noise
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The subcommittee - chaired by Cllr Bernie Taylor - said: "Residential areas are sensitive to the impact of noise generated by licensable activities especially by patrons departing either on foot or in cars which is particularly intrusive at night when ambient noise levels are much lower.
90] is the sound level exceeded 90% of the time, giving an approximate range of ambient noise levels.
As well as logging each use, the software 'learns' from it, tailoring itself to each airport, for example remembering the ambient noise level at specific locations to provide the correct distress call broadcast volume.
These processes all contribute to the ambient noise level from frequencies below 1 Hz to 50 kHz (NRC 2003).
In addition, the PCs operate at 14dB(A) quieter than other desktop PCs and below the ambient noise level of a classroom.
Liu, Zheji, "Reducing Compressor Station Ambient Noise Level by Controlling Compressor Internal Noise Source," 2002 International Pipeline Conference, Sept 29--Oct 3, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
When I removed the soft earplugs, I found the ambient noise level was so high I even had less ability to understand the radios and ICS.
In locating a space for a video teleconferencing facility, the most important consideration is the ambient noise level.
State land use law allows noise from the proposed facility to increase the existing ambient noise level by no more than 10 decibels.
The average ambient noise level in a tested classroom was 47 dBA.
The Boxer was chosen as the best option because of its flexibility, lower ambient noise level, and its ability to natively display 4k resolution, Whetstone continued.
The headset includes AGC technology, which automatically self-adjusts speaker volume according to the surrounding ambient noise level and riding speed providing safe communications.
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