Science / Psychiatry / Signal Anxiety: An ego mechanism that results in activation of defensive operations to protect the ego from being overwhelmed by an excess of excitement. The anxiety reaction that was originally experienced in a traumatic situation is reproduced in an attenuated form, allowing defenses to be mobilized before the current threat does, in fact, become overwhelming.
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Anxiety Noun Synonyms: solicitude, concern, uneasiness, disquiet, nervousness, worry, dread, angst, apprehension, foreboding
Technology / Home Audio / Signal To Noise Ratio: A measurement of noise level in a device compared to the level of the signal. Higher numbers signify a greater difference, which is better. In technical terms, it is the ratio, expressed in db, of sig MORE
Technology / Home Audio / Signal Processors: Electronic devices which alter sound either to achieve a particular effect or to solve a problem with that sound (e.g. Delays, compressors, reverbs, noise gates, equalizers). MORE