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Definition of signal-to-noise ratio noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    signal-to-noise ratio

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  1. 1(technology) the strength of an electronic signal that you want to receive, compared to the strength of the signals that you do not want
  2. 2a measure of how much useful information you receive, compared to information which is not useful
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