gigabel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

giga- +‎ bel.

Noun[edit]

gigabel (plural gigabels)

  1. (humorous) A unit of measure of extremely loud sounds, equal to a power ratio of ten to the power of one billion (short scale). Not used seriously, as this is a larger ratio than separates quantum fluctuations from sufficient power to create a black hole.