acoustic emission

noun

Definition of acoustic emission

physics
: the production of sound waves by a material when it is subjected to stress also : the sound waves produced in this manner The elastic energy released when microcracks form should produce a stress wave and associated high-frequency acoustic emissionSmithsonian

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Recent Examples on the Web After seeing a couple of minutes’ worth of experimental data, the algorithm could begin to predict failure times based on the features of the acoustic emission alone. Quanta Magazine, "Artificial Intelligence Takes On Earthquake Prediction," 19 Sep. 2019

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Acoustic emission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoustic%20emission. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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