dB vs decibel what difference

what is difference between dB and decibel

Egyptian

Etymology 1

Uncertain. Possibly related to db (horn, tusk); compare the possible relation between ḫꜣb (hippopotamus) and ḫꜣb (to be bent) (in reference to the animal’s tusks).

Pronunciation

  • (modern Egyptological) IPA(key): /dɛb/
    • Conventional anglicization: deb

Noun

 m

  1. hippopotamus
  2. skin or fat of the hippopotamus, used medicinally
Inflection
Alternative forms

Etymology 2

Possibly a doublet of ꜥb (horn), according to the neuere Komparatistik school of Egyptian comparison.

Pronunciation

  • (modern Egyptological) IPA(key): /dɛb/
    • Conventional anglicization: deb

Noun

 m

  1. horn (of oxen, gazelles, etc.)
  2. tusk
  3. hollowed-out horn for holding oil, used by Asiatics
  4. horn of the moon
  5. (by extension) wing or flank of an army [18th Dynasty]
  6. (by extension) prick, sting [Greco-Roman Period]
Inflection
Alternative forms
Descendants
  • Demotic: tp
    • Coptic: ⲧⲁⲡ (tap)

References

  • Erman, Adolf; Grapow, Hermann (1931) Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, volume 5, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, →ISBN, page 433.14–433.17, 434.3–434.6
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN, page 310–311
  • Wilson, Penelope (1991) A Lexicographical Study of the Ptolemaic Texts in the Temple of Edfu, Liverpool: University of Liverpool, page 2084–2085

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɒrɒb]

Noun

db (plural db-ok)

  1. Abbreviation of darab (piece, chunk).

Usage notes

There is no period after ‘db’ as an exception in Hungarian language.

Declension


Northern Sami

Pronunciation

Noun

db

  1. Abbreviation of deadjabaste (teaspoon).


English

Etymology

deci- +‎ bel

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɛsɪbɛl/, /ˈdɛsɪbəl/

Noun

decibel (plural decibels)

  1. A common measure of sound intensity ratio that is one tenth of a bel on the logarithmic intensity scale. It is defined as dB = 10 log10(P1 / P2), where P1 and P2 are the relative powers of the sound.

Translations


Czech

Noun

decibel m

  1. decibel (unit of sound intensity ratio)

Further reading

  • decibel in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • decibel in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English decibel. Equivalent to deci- +‎ bel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdeːsiˌbɛl/
  • Hyphenation: de‧ci‧bel

Noun

decibel m (plural decibels, diminutive decibeltje n)

  1. decibel

Descendants

  • Papiamentu: desibèl

Hungarian

Etymology

deci- +‎ bel

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɛt͡sibɛl]
  • Hyphenation: de‧ci‧bel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun

decibel (plural decibelek)

  1. decibel

Declension


Italian

Etymology

English decibel

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛ.t͡ʃi.bel/, (traditional) /de.t͡ʃiˈbɛl/

Noun

decibel m (invariable)

  1. decibel

References


Portuguese

Noun

decibel m (plural decibéis)

  1. decibel (a common measure of sound intensity)

Romanian

Etymology

From French décibel

Noun

decibel m (plural decibeli)

  1. decibel

Declension


Spanish

Noun

decibel m (plural decibeles)

  1. Alternative form of decibelio

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