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  1. present participle of chirp

Extensive Definition

In telecommunication, the term chirping has the following meanings:
1. The rapid changing, as opposed to long-term drifting, of the frequency of an electromagnetic wave.
Chirping is most often observed in pulsed operation of a source.
2. A pulse compression technique that uses (usually linear) frequency modulation during the pulse.
3. A trademarked term in mobile communications used by Nextel and Boost Mobile for sending voice messages to a private number in push-to-talk or walkie-talkie mode.
4. To make fun of someone from afar or to make fun of a good friend at anytime about things that are only "inside jokes". It can be used in context as either a positive compliment or a negative retort.

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