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decibel
range of human hearing in decibels

de·ci·bel

 (dĕs′ə-bəl, -bĕl′)
n. Abbr. dB
A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity, usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of the two levels.

[deci- + bel.]

decibel

(ˈdɛsɪˌbɛl)
n
1. (Units) a unit for comparing two currents, voltages, or power levels, equal to one tenth of a bel
2. (Units) a similar unit for measuring the intensity of a sound. It is equal to ten times the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the intensity of the sound to be measured to the intensity of some reference sound, usually the lowest audible note of the same frequency
Abbreviation: dB

dec•i•bel

(ˈdɛs əˌbɛl, -bəl)

n.
a unit used to express differences in power, esp. in acoustics or electronics: equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of two signals. Abbr.: dB
[1925–30; deci- + bel]

de·ci·bel

(dĕs′ə-bəl)
A unit used to measure the loudness or intensity of a sound. The speaking voice of most people ranges from 45 to 75 decibels. See Note at sound1.

decibel

1. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity.
2. (dB) A measure of relative sound intensity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decibel - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity
sound unit - any acoustic unit of measurement
Translations
وِحْدَة ارْتِفاع الصَّوْت
decibel
decibel
desibeli
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desíbel
decibelas
decibels
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decibel

[ˈdesɪbel] Ndecibelio m

decibel

[ˈdɛsɪbɛl] ndécibel m

decibel

nDezibel nt

decibel

[ˈdɛsɪbɛl] ndecibel m inv

decibel

(ˈdesibel) , (ˈdesibəl) noun
(abbreviation db) the main unit of measurement of the loudness of a sound. Traffic noise is measured in decibels.

decibel

n decibelio, decibel m
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