sa·​bin ˈsā-bən How to pronounce sabin (audio)
: a unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by one square foot of a perfect absorber

Examples of sabin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One sabin is roughly equivalent to the sound absorption of one of those old Sanders Theatre seat cushions. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2022

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Word History


Wallace C. W. Sabine †1919 American physicist

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sabin was in 1934

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“Sabin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Sa·​bin ˈsā-bin How to pronounce Sabin (audio)
Albert Bruce 1906–1993 American physician

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