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cross talk

or cross-talk, crosstalk

noun
1.
interference heard on a telephone or radio because of unintentional coupling to another communication channel.
2.
incidental conversation; chatter, as opposed to formal discussion:
The meeting was slowed by cross talk between board members.
3.
British. witty, fast-paced dialogue, especially in a play, comic act, etc.; repartee.
Origin of cross talk
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for crosstalk

crosstalk

/ˈkrɒsˌtɔːk/
noun
1.
unwanted signals in one channel of a communications system as a result of a transfer of energy from one or more other channels
2.
(Brit) rapid or witty talk or conversation
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