acoustics

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plural noun acous·tics \ə-ˈküs-tiks\

Definition of acoustics

  1. 1 singular in construction :  a science that deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound

  2. 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

  1. :  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

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



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