A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively. See also decibel. (noun)
Examples of word Bel
I called the bel air police department and they said it was a meteor
And said "youâ€™re moving with your aunte and uncle in bel-air"
As the 19th century progressed, Italian composers Rossini (pictured right), Donizetti and Bellini continued to compose lyrical scores â€“ their writing privileged the expressive power of the human voice in what has become known as the bel canto (beautiful singing) style.
Acclaimed "La Stupenda,"â€“ "the Stupendous One"â€“ during a career spanning more than four decades, Sutherland was known in the opera world as an "anti-diva" diva whose warm vibrant sound and subtle coloring helped revitalize the school of early 19th-century Italian opera known as bel canto.
Samt und SÃ¤bel aka Captain Sinister's Lady, by Darlene Marshall, is now available from RandomHouse.de.