A unit for comparing the magnitude of two powers, usually in electricity or acoustics; it is one half of the natural logarithm of the ratio of the two powers.

Synonyms: napier.

Origin: fr. Neperus, latinised form of (John) Napier

(05 Mar 2000)

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