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## Bel

(bāl, bĕl), deity of the Middle Eastern religionsMiddle Eastern religions,
religious beliefs and practices of the ancient inhabitants of the Middle East. Little was known about the religions of the city-states of W Asia until stores of religious literature were uncovered by excavations in the 19th and 20th cent.
. The name is a cognate of that of BaalBaal
, plural Baalim
[Semitic,=master, lord], name used throughout the Bible for the chief deity or for deities of Canaan. The term was originally an epithet applied to the storm god Hadad.
. For Bel in the Bible, see Bel and the DragonBel and the Dragon,
customary name for chapter 14 of the Book of Daniel, a passage included in the Septuagint and the Apocrypha. It was written possibly in the 1st cent. B.C. as a response to Gentile threat to the Jewish culture and state.
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## Bel

the unit for a relative logarithmic quantity (the logarithm of the ratio between two physical quantities of the same name) that is used in electrical engineering, radio engineering, acoustics, and other branches of physics. It is designated by the letter B and is named after the American inventor of the telephone, A. G. Bell. The number of bels N, which corresponds to the ratio of two energy quantities P1 and P2 (which relate to power, energy, energy density, and so on), is expressed by the formula N = log (P1/P2); for “force” magnitudes F1 and F2 (voltage, current strength, pressure, field strength, and others), it is expressed as N = 2 log (F1/F2). The tenth part of a bel, called a decibel (dB), is usually used.

## bel

[bel]
(physics)
A dimensionless unit expressing the ratio of two powers or intensities, or the ratio of a power to a reference power, such that the number of bels is the common logarithm of this ratio. Symbolized b; B.

## bel

A unit of sound level which denotes the ratio between two quantities proportional to power; the number of bels equals the logarithm of this ratio, to the base 10; 1 bel=10 decibels.

## bel

a unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powers.

## BEL

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Belle then meets one of the castle's residents 6 Chip (Nathan Mack), a teacup.

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