I assume everybody here has seen terminology in their own field or others that produced a groan upon seeing it for the first time.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My "favorite" is in signal processing. There is a common audio transformation that does a Fourier analysis, takes the absolute value at each frequency, and then the logarithm. Well, the regular FFT gives you a spectrum, so this thing is called ... a Cepstrum.

Even worse, when you multiply each frequency value with some function, it's called a Lifter, because you know, it's a Filter on the Cepstrum.

*groan*

What's your favorite?

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# What is some of the worst terminology you have seen?

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