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Definition of signal-to-noise ratio

signal-to-noise ratio

noun

  • a ratio of useful or interesting information (signal) to information that isn't (noise).
    I used to read that forum, but the signal-to-noise ratio was just too low.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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