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mixed signal

A signal, message, or communication that has, or is interpreted as having, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. (Often plural.) I keep getting these mixed signals from my ex-girlfriend. I can't tell if she just wants to be friends, or if she's interested in getting back together. I just think it sends something of a mixed signal to be advertising a new production assistant position right after we went through a round of layoffs.
See also: mixed, signal
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crude inventories reported by the EIA on Wednesday has weighed on prices, while the IEA's monthly report sent mixed signals. The IEA said on Thursday that production cuts from OPEC, along with sanctions on exports from Iran and Venezuela have tightened the supply side, though demand through the remainder of 2019 remains a question, citing mixed signals on the health of the global economy.
Combination of source signals in the instantaneous model had a linear equation X=AS, in this model X is the mixed signals matrix, A is mixing matrix and S is the sources which is named independent components (IC's).
Generally speaking, in single-channel signal processing, only one Mixed signal is available, which is mixed of several sources, the number of methods are reported in this field, for example Single-Channel ICA (SCICA) that proposed in [8] and Wavelet-ICA [9].
India, May 24 -- Tektronix, a supplier of test, measurement and monitoring products and solutions, has acquired Mixed Signals, Inc.
Mixed Signals is a provider of digital content monitoring solutions such as digital services, transport streams, ad insertion and switched digital video and interactive content.
"Mixed Signals: Understanding and Treating Your Child's Sensory Processing Issues" is book studying sensory differences children may face and the problems that can arise from these problems.
"We're at a point where you're seeing mixed signals, just small mixed signals.
"We're at a point where you're seeing mixed signals, just small mixed signals, some housing sales a little better than you'd think, or some car sales not being quite as bad as you'd think," Lewis said in an interview on CNBC television on Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Syria, saying it sends mixed signals to the government of President Bashar Assad.
''We have made it clear to high-ranking officials, whether they be Republicans or Democrats, that going to Syria sends mixed signals -- signals in the region and of course mixed signals to President Assad,'' Bush told reporters at the White House after making remarks on the current heated debate over funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mentor already has another R&D team based in Hsinchu focusing on simulation software for layered circuits and mixed signals.
This cognitive red flag and the participants' poor accuracy in determining facial expression accompanied by incongruent body language reveal that people can be distracted by mixed signals, says de Gelder.
NAI Members reported mixed signals in 2003 as the markets took a "wait-and-see" attitude in light of a volatile world economic outlook.
The mixed signals in office space and rates over the year included huge blocks of space and sublease space coming onto the market as a result of the WorldCom, Enron, Global Crossing and Adelphia bankruptcies, as well as the implosion of Arthur Andersen.
NAI Members reported mixed signals in 2003, as the markets took a "wait-and-see" attitude in light of a volatile world economic outlook.