[ nee-per, ney- ]
/ ˈni pər, ˈneɪ- /
the unit used to express the ratio of two amplitudes as a natural logarithm: equal to 8.68 dB. Abbreviation: Np
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Also na·pi·er [ney-pee-er] /ˈneɪ pi ər/ .
Origin of neper
First recorded in 1920–25; after J. Neper; see John Napier
Words nearby neper
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Example sentences from the Web for neper
Which hint Neper taking, he desired him at his return to call upon him again.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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