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What Does Swirl Mean?

Swirl is static on a digital cellular phone. It is different from the static on an analog cellular phone because it sounds like swirling or whooshing air.

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Techopedia Explains Swirl

This term is used by people in the telecommunications industry to describe the background noise from a digital cellular phone.

Other miscellaneous uses include:

  1. Swirl digital art: Found in wall art, paintings, images or animated screen savers
  2. Digital swirl media: A design studio in Arizona
  3. Swirl Connect: An online service used to connect and stay in touch with friends
  4. Swirl Locator: Software for saving numbers to a cellular phone
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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.