acoustics

plural noun
acous·​tics | \ ə-ˈkü-stiks How to pronounce acoustics (audio) \

Definition of acoustics

1 singular in construction : a science that deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound
2 also acoustic\ ə-​ˈkü-​stik How to pronounce acoustic (audio) \ : 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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“Acoustics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoustics. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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acoustics

noun
How to pronounce acoustics (audio)

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

acoustics

noun plural
acous·​tics | \ ə-ˈkü-stiks How to pronounce acoustics (audio) \

Kids Definition of acoustics

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

acoustics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
acous·​tics | \ ə-ˈkü-stiks How to pronounce acoustics (audio) \

Medical Definition of acoustics

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

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