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sonics

[son-iks] /ˈsɒn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of science that deals with the practical applications of sound.
Origin of sonics
1955
1955; see sonic, + -ics
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  • For instance, all research in sonics has been arbitrarily stopped.

    Hunter Patrol Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • Questell got the foundation for the sonics lab dug, and began pouring concrete.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for sonics

sonics

/ˈsɒnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (physics) the study of mechanical vibrations in matter
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