carrier-to-noise ratio

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carrier-to-noise ratio

[¦kar·ē·ər tə ¦nȯiz ‚rā·shō]
(communications)
The ratio of the magnitude of the carrier to that of the noise after specified band limiting and before any nonlinear process such as amplitude limiting and detection.
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This instrument incorporates a Master/Slave attenuation design that allows the modem to maintain a lock on the carrier signal while establishing new carrier to noise ratios.