Definition of Signal-to-noise

1. Noun. The ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity.

Exact synonyms: S/n, Signal-to-noise Ratio, Signal/noise, Signal/noise Ratio
Generic synonyms: Ratio

Definition of Signal-to-noise

1. Noun. (electrical engineering) The ratio comparing signal power to noise power. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) The quantity of quality information compared to irrelevant or incorrect information. ¹

¹ Source:

Signal-to-noise Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Signal-to-noise Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Signal-to-noise

sign of the zodiac
sign off
sign offs
sign on
sign on the dotted line
sign out
sign over
sign painter
sign up
signal-to-noise (current term)
signal-to-noise ratio
signal-to-noise ratios
signal/noise ratio
signal box
signal boxes
signal caller
signal crayfish
signal detection
signal detection (psychology)
signal fire
signal flag
signal level
signal light

Literary usage of Signal-to-noise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The best signal-to-noise ratios were obtained from the 2.0-mm cell. ... The lamp was changed only when a reduction of signal-to-noise ratio in the epr ..."

2. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"The signal-to-noise ratio is a measurement that differentiates between video ... The higher the signal-to-noise ratio, the better the detail at the edge and ..."

3. Getting Started with the SAS 9.1 Adx Interface for Design of Experiments by Institute SAS Institute, SAS Institute (Carolina del Norte), Sas Institute (2004)
"S/N: Nominal the Best: The "Nominal-the-best" signal-to-noise ratio, which increases as the response mean gets closer to a user-specified target and ..."

4. An Assessment Of Potential Health Effects From Exposure To Pave Paws Low by Brer, National Research Council (U.S.) (2005)
"For reliable communications signal-to-noise ratios of greater than one are ... For signals that are coherent in space, the signal-to-noise ratio grows as ..."

5. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"The volumetric signal-to-noise ratio equation is given by: ... The signal-to-noise ratio was calculated as a function of detection range for the four radar ..."

6. Model Selection by Parhasarathi Lahiri (2001)
"The performance of model selection criteria with weak signal-to-noise ratios could be improved if their signal-to-noise ratios could be strengthened. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Signal-to-noise

Search for Signal-to-noise on!Search for Signal-to-noise on!Search for Signal-to-noise on Google!Search for Signal-to-noise on Wikipedia!