A unit of frequency interval, symbol, Sav. An interval expressed in savarts is 1000 times the common logarithm of the ratio between the frequencies. One savart is 1:101⁄1000 which is approximately 1 : 1.00231. One octave is approximately 301.030 savarts.
The savart is named for a French physicist, Félix Savart (1791 – 1841).
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