volume unit

noun
a unit of measurement of volume or capacity
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑unit of measurement, ↑unit
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑volume

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noun
: a unit equal to a decibel for specifying the power level of a signal in audio equipment above a value of 1 milliwatt in a 500 ohm circuit

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a logarithmic unit used to measure the magnitude of a sound wave.
[1935-40]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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