= L =
lost in the underflow
lost in the noise adj.
Syn. lost in the underflow.
This term is from signal processing, where signals of very small
amplitude cannot be separated from low-intensity noise in the
system. Though popular among hackers, it is not confined to
hackerdom; physicists, engineers, astronomers, and statisticians
all use it.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.