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acoustics

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/ əˈku stɪks /
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noun
(used with a singular verb)Physics. the branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves.
(used with a plural verb) the qualities or characteristics of a room, auditorium, stadium, etc., that determine the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it.
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Origin of acoustics

First recorded in 1675–85; see origin at acoustic, -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM acoustics

hy·per·a·cous·tics, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acoustics

acoustics
/ (əˈkuːstɪks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) the scientific study of sound and sound waves
(functioning as plural) the characteristics of a room, auditorium, etc, that determine the fidelity with which sound can be heard within it
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Medical definitions for acoustics

acoustics
[ ə-kōōstĭks ]

n.
The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception.
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Scientific definitions for acoustics

acoustics
[ ə-kōōstĭks ]

Used with a singular verb The scientific study of sound and its transmission.
Used with a plural verb The total effect of sound, especially as produced in an enclosed space.
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