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sone

noun \ˈsōn\

Definition of SONE

:  a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing
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Origin of SONE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sonus sound — more at sound
First Known Use: 1948
Medical Dictionary

sone

noun \ˈsōn\

Medical Definition of SONE

:  a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing

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