Shannon (unit)

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The shannon (symbol Sh) is a unit of information defined by IEC 80000-13. One shannon is the information content of an event if the probability of that event occurring is 1/2.[1] It is therefore equal to the information contained in one bit.

1 Sh ≈ 0.693 nat ≈ 0.301 Hart.

The shannon is named after Claude Shannon.

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