noise factor

noun Radio, Electronics.

the ratio of the noise output of an ideal device to the noise output of the unit being tested.

Nearby words

  1. noi,
  2. noil,
  3. nointer,
  4. noir,
  5. noise,
  6. noise generator,
  7. noise limiter,
  8. noise masking,
  9. noise pollution,
  10. noise suppressor

Origin of noise factor

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called noise figure. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019