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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acoustics

acoust(ic) + -ics

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The first known use of acoustics was in 1683

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English Language Learners Definition of acoustics

: 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


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

Kids Definition of acoustics

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

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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