acoustics

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plural noun acous·tics \ ə-ˈküs-tiks \

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 (such as an auditorium) to reflect sound waves in such a way as to produce distinct hearing

First Known Use of acoustics

1683


ACOUSTICS Defined for English Language Learners

acoustics

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Definition of acoustics for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ACOUSTICS Defined for Kids

acoustics

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noun plural acous·tics \ ə-ˈkü-stiks \

Definition of acoustics for Students

:the qualities in a room that affect how well a person in it can hear

Medical Dictionary

acoustics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction acous·tics \ ə-ˈkü-stiks \

medical Definition of acoustics

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


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