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bel

Noun

1 a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels [syn: B]
2 Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil

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see bell

English

Pronunciation

Noun

bel
  1. A measure of sound intensity that is 10 decibels, and is defined as B = log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the relative powers of the sound.

Translations

Albanian

Noun

bel
  1. waist
  2. spade

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. bell
  2. bubble

Verb

bel
  1. First-person singular present and imperative of bellen: bell, ring, call.

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

bel (beau , belle , beaux m,pl, belles f, pl)
  1. Form of beau to be used before male nouns starting with a vowel.

Related terms

bel air

Jèrriais

Noun

bel

Adjective

bel

Middle English

Noun

bel

Slovene

Adjective

bel

Tok Pisin

Noun

bel

Turkish

Noun

bel

Volapük

Etymology

German Berg

Noun

bel

Extensive Definition

Bel can mean:

See also

bel in Bengali: বেল
bel in German: Bel
bel in French: Bel (homonymie)
bel in Croatian: Bel
bel in Dutch: Bel
bel in Russian: Бел (значения)
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