1. A decibel (dB) is a unit of measurement of voltage or other intensity. Decibels are one tenth of a bel.
2. Abbreviation for DeciBels Adjusted, dBA is the noise power calculated in dB. 0 dBA is equal to 3.16 picowatts (-85 dBm).
- See the University of New South Wales decibel page for a much more in-depth definition of decibel.
3. A db is also sometimes used as an abbreviation for a database.