# standing-wave ratio

## Definitions

### Electronics

- For a given transmission line, such as a coaxial cable or
__waveguide__, the __ratio__ of the maximum voltage to the __minimum__ voltage. It is a measure of the impedance matching of the line. This ratio is equal to 1 when there is complete impedance matching, in which case the maximum possible __RF power__ reaches the __load__, such as an antenna. Also called voltage standing wave ratio. - For a given
__transmission__ line, such as a coaxial __cable__ or __waveguide__, the __ratio__ of the maximum current to the __minimum__ __current__. It is a measure of the impedance matching of the line. This ratio is equal to 1 when there is complete impedance matching, in which case the maximum possible __RF power__ reaches the __load__, such as an antenna. Also called current standing-wave ratio. - acronymSWR

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