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bel

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noun

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bel (bɛl)
 
n
See also decibel B, Symbols: b a unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powers
 
[C20: named after Alexander Graham Bell]

Bel (beɪl)
 
n
(in Babylonian and Assyrian mythology) the god of the earth

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Bel
heaven-and-earth god of Babylonian religion, from Akkad. Belu, lit. "lord, owner, master," cognate with Heb. ba'al.
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Medical Dictionary

bel (běl)
n.
A unit expressing the relative intensity of a sound, equal to ten decibels.

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Science Dictionary
bel   (běl)  Pronunciation Key 
A unit of measurement equal to ten decibels.
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Computing Dictionary

BEL definition


bell

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Bel.
  1. Belgian

  2. Belgium

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Bel definition


the Aramaic form of Baal, the national god of the Babylonians (Isa. 46:1; Jer. 50:2; 51:44). It signifies "lord." (See BAAL.)

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