Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

sabin

[sey-bin]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Physics. a unit of sound absorption, equal to one square foot (929 square centimeters) of a perfectly absorptive surface.

Origin of sabin

First recorded in 1930–35; named after W. C. Sabine

Sabin

[sey-bin]
noun
  1. Albert Bruce,1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sabin

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for sabin

sabin

noun
  1. physics a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface

Word Origin

C20: introduced by Wallace C. Sabine (1868–1919), US physicist

Sabin

noun
  1. Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sabin

Sabin

in reference to polio vaccine, 1955, from name of Russian-born U.S. microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sabin in Medicine

Sabin

([object Object])
  1. American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.

Sabin

([object Object])
  1. American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

sabin in Science

sabin

[sābĭn]
  1. A unit of acoustic absorption such that one square meter of material of one sabin absorbs 100 percent of the sound energy that strikes it.

Sabin

  1. American microbiologist and physician who developed a vaccine against polio that contained an active form of the polio virus (1957). This replaced a less effective vaccine, invented by Jonas Salk, that contained an inactivated form of the virus.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.