random fluctuations in the emission of electrons from a hot cathode, causing a hissing or sputtering sound (shot noise) in an audio amplifier and causing snow on a television screen.
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Origin of shot effect
translation of German Schroteffekt (1918), equivalent to Schrot small shot, buckshot + Effekt effect
Also called Schottky noise.
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