ambisonics

[am-bi-son-iks]

noun

(used with a singular verb) a system of sound reproduction that uses a combination of channels and speakers to produce an effect of surrounding the listener with the sound.

Nearby words

  1. ambiophony,
  2. ambipolar,
  3. ambisextrous,
  4. ambisexual,
  5. ambisinister,
  6. ambisyllabic,
  7. ambit,
  8. ambitendency,
  9. ambition,
  10. ambitious

Origin of ambisonics

First recorded in 1970–75; ambi- + son(ic) + -ics

Related formsam·bi·son·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ambisonics

ambisonics

noun

(functioning as singular) the technique of reproducing and transmitting surround soundSee surround sound
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