[ son-iks ]
/ ˈsɒn ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of science that deals with the practical applications of sound.

Origin of sonics

1955; see sonic, + -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sonics

  • Questell got the foundation for the sonics lab dug, and began pouring concrete.

    Naudsonce|H. Beam Piper
  • For instance, all research in sonics has been arbitrarily stopped.

    Hunter Patrol|Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

British Dictionary definitions for sonics


/ (ˈsɒnɪks) /


(functioning as singular) physics the study of mechanical vibrations in matter
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