[ ney-per ]
/ ˈneɪ pər /
John. Napier, John.
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British Dictionary definitions for john neper
/ (ˈneɪpə, ˈniː-) /
a unit expressing the ratio of two quantities, esp amplitudes in telecommunications, equal to the natural logarithm of the ratio of the two quantitiesSymbol: Np, N
Word Origin for neper
C20: named after John Napier; the name was approved in 1928
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