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 n.— «Half of them complained, however, about reception problems like “hunting,” where the radio switches back and forth between the HD and regular versions of a channel.» —“HD Radio Crying Out to Be Heard” by David Pogue New York Times Apr. 9, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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