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sabin

[ sey-bin ]
/ ˈseɪ bɪn /
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noun
Physics. a unit of sound absorption, equal to one square foot (929 square centimeters) of a perfectly absorptive surface.
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Origin of sabin

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

Other definitions for sabin (2 of 2)

Sabin
[ sey-bin ]
/ ˈseɪ bɪn /

noun
Albert Bruce, 1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine.
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British Dictionary definitions for sabin (1 of 2)

sabin
/ (ˈsæbɪn, ˈseɪ-) /

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

Word Origin for sabin

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

British Dictionary definitions for sabin (2 of 2)

Sabin
/ (ˈseɪbɪn) /

noun
Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
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Medical definitions for sabin (1 of 2)

Sabin
Florence Rena 1871-1953

American pioneer anatomist noted for her investigations of the lymphatic system. She was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1925).

Medical definitions for sabin (2 of 2)

Sabin
[ sābĭn ]
Albert Bruce 1906-1993

American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.
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Scientific definitions for sabin (1 of 2)

sabin
[ sābĭn ]

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.

Scientific definitions for sabin (2 of 2)

Sabin
Albert Bruce 1906-1993

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.
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