signal noise ratio

noun

: the ratio of radio field intensity to noise field intensity
also : the ratio of the signal transmitted through a piece of radio equipment to the noise generated within the equipment itself

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signal noise ratio was in 1923

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“Signal noise ratio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signal%20noise%20ratio. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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