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Pronunciation: ne'per

Definition: A unit for comparing the magnitude of two powers, usually in electricity or acoustics; it is one half of the natural logarithm of the ratio of the two powers.

Synonym(s): napier

[fr. neperus, latinized form of (John) Napier]

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