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

Historical Examples of sonics

  • For instance, all research in sonics has been arbitrarily stopped.

    Hunter Patrol

    Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

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


    H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for sonics



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