The difference between the maximum positive and the maximum negative amplitudes of a waveform.

Normally used to describe the output power of a sonar transmitter. This value is a measurement of the total swing of an AC voltage from its peak negative value to its peak positive value.

The magnitude of the arithmetic difference between the maximum and minimum values for a varying quantity.

Amplitude difference between the most positive and negative points of a signal

(pp). The amplitude (voltage) difference between the most positive and the most negative excursions (peaks) of an electrical signal.

Abbreviated "p-p." The difference in amplitude (voltage, for example) between the most positive and the most negative excursions (peaks) of a signal.

The amplitude difference between the most positive and most negative value in the time waveform.

The amplitude difference between the highest and lowest parts of a signal.

The voltage measured from the maximum point of a signal to its minimum point.

The algebraic difference between the positive and negative maximum values of a waveform.

An AC voltage (or other alternating signal) can be measured in a variety of ways. When measured by looking at the difference between the maximum positive and maximum negative swing, the measurement is said to be peak-to-peak. The signal may not be a pure sine wave, and therefore difficult to measure with a RMS instrument.