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a unit of power ratio, equal to 10 decibels.
Contemporary Examples

Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014
Nicolas Cage, Compulsive Spender Jacob Bernstein November 2, 2009
Elizabeth Taylor Interview About Her AIDS Advocacy Kevin Sessums March 22, 2011
Nicolas Cage, Compulsive Spender Jacob Bernstein November 2, 2009
More Rich, High-Powered Women Are Turning to Matchmakers to Find Love Paula Froelich August 14, 2012

Historical Examples

To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
Millennium Everett B. Cole
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow
The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

a unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powers Symbols B, b See also decibel
(in Babylonian and Assyrian mythology) the god of the earth
A unit of measurement equal to ten decibels.


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