peak-to-valley ratio

peak-to-valley ratio

[¦pēk tə ′val·ē ‚rā·shō]
(communications)
The ratio of the largest amplitude of a modulated wave to its smallest value.
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Gains are greater than 106 with a peak-to-valley ratio of better than 2:1.