bel

noun
\ ˈbel How to pronounce bel (audio) \

Definition of bel

: ten decibels

First Known Use of bel

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bel

Alexander Graham Bell

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“Bel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bel. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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bel

noun
\ ˈbel How to pronounce bel (audio) \

Medical Definition of bel

: ten decibels abbreviation b

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