psychoacoustics

[ sahy-koh-uh-koo-stiks or, especially British, -uh-kou- ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ əˈku stɪks or, especially British, -əˈkaʊ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of sound perception.

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Origin of psychoacoustics

First recorded in 1945–50; psycho- + acoustics

OTHER WORDS FROM psychoacoustics

psy·cho·a·cous·tic, psy·cho·a·cous·ti·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychoacoustics

psychoacoustics
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊəˈkuːstɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) psychol the study of the relationship between sounds and their physiological and psychological effects
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Medical definitions for psychoacoustics

psychoacoustics
[ sī′kō-ə-kōōstĭks ]

n.

The scientific study of the perception of sound.
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