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bel

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[ bel ]
/ bɛl /
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noun Physics.

a unit of power ratio, equal to 10 decibels.

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Origin of bel

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First recorded in 1925–30; named after A. G. Bell

Definition for bel (2 of 3)

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[ bel ]
/ bɛl /

noun

Definition for bel (3 of 3)

Bel.

abbreviation

Belgian.
Belgic.
Belgium.
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British Dictionary definitions for bel (1 of 2)

bel
/ (bɛl) /

noun

a unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powersSymbols: B, b See also decibel

Word Origin for bel

C20: named after Alexander Graham Bell

British Dictionary definitions for bel (2 of 2)

Bel
/ (beɪl) /

noun

(in Babylonian and Assyrian mythology) the god of the earth
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Medical definitions for bel

bel
[ bĕl ]

n.

A unit expressing the relative intensity of a sound, equal to ten decibels.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for bel

bel
[ bĕl ]

A unit of measurement equal to ten decibels.
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