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neper

[nee-per, ney-] /ˈni pər, ˈneɪ-/
noun, Physics.
1.
the unit used to express the ratio of two amplitudes as a natural logarithm: equal to 8.68 dB.
Abbreviation: Np.
Also, napier.
Origin of neper
1920-1925
1920-25; after J. Neper; see Napier

Neper

[ney-per] /ˈneɪ pər/
noun
1.
John, Napier, John.
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neper

/ˈneɪpə; ˈniː-/
noun
1.
a unit expressing the ratio of two quantities, esp amplitudes in telecommunications, equal to the natural logarithm of the ratio of the two quantities Np, N
Word Origin
C20: named after John Napier; the name was approved in 1928
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