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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead air(noun)

    an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound


  1. dead air(Noun)

    An unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which there is no sound; a similar interruption of a television broadcast in which there is neither sound nor a video signal.


  1. Dead air

    Dead air is an unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which no sound is transmitted. The term is most often used in cases where program material comes to an unexpected halt, either through operator error or for technical reasons, although it is also used in cases where an individual broadcaster has lost their train of thought. Among professional broadcasters, dead air is considered one of the worst things that can occur. Dead air can also apply to television broadcasting, generally when a television channel has an interruption to its output, resulting in a blank screen or in the case of digital television, a frozen image, until output is restored or an apology message is broadcast. Having dead air during commercials or sponsorship announcements can cost networks considerable advertising revenue.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dead air in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dead air in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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