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DECIBEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decibel mean? 

DECIBEL (noun)
  The noun DECIBEL has 1 sense:

1. a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity

  Familiarity information: DECIBEL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECIBEL (noun)


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Meaning:

A logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

decibel; dB

Hypernyms ("decibel" is a kind of...):

sound unit (any acoustic unit of measurement)


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