acoustics


acous·tics

noun plural \ə-ˈküs-tiks\

: the qualities of a room (such as its shape or size) that make it easy or difficult for people inside to hear sounds clearly : acoustic qualities

: the science that studies sounds

Full Definition of ACOUSTICS

1
singular in construction :  a science that deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound
2
also acoustic :  the qualities that determine the ability of an enclosure (as an auditorium) to reflect sound waves in such a way as to produce distinct hearing

First Known Use of ACOUSTICS

1683

acous·tics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ə-ˈkü-stiks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACOUSTICS

: a science that deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound

acoustics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Science of production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound. Its principal branches are architectural, environmental, musical, and engineering acoustics, and ultrasonics. Environmental acoustics focuses on controlling noise produced by aircraft engines, factories, construction machinery, and general traffic. Musical acoustics deals with the design and use of musical instruments and how musical sounds affect listeners. Engineering acoustics concerns sound recording and reproduction systems. Ultrasonics deals with ultrasonic waves, which have frequencies above the audible range, and their applications in industry and medicine.

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