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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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