In the context of an on-line environment, the Signal To Noise Ratio is a qualitative measure of value received relative to the garbage one must sift to get that value.-- Steven Black
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As used within Usenet environments, it describes the rate of actual information in a discussion compared to their quantity.
Originally used in the Telecommunications industry where it is defined as the relationship of the magnitude of a transmission signal to the noise of a channel; measurement of signal strength compared to error-inducing circuit noise; given in decibels. -- Randy Bosma
See also: ListServers
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( Topic last updated: 2001.09.26 11:20:09 AM )