acoustics


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acoustics
Sound waves from a stage are deflected by sound panels and distributed throughout an auditorium.

a·cous·tics

 (ə-ko͞o′stĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The total effect of sound, especially as produced in an enclosed space: "Such annoyances are frequently caused by flaws in the acoustics rather than the performers" (Mel Gussow).

acoustics

(əˈkuːstɪks)
n
1. (General Physics) (functioning as singular) the scientific study of sound and sound waves
2. (General Physics) (functioning as plural) the characteristics of a room, auditorium, etc, that determine the fidelity with which sound can be heard within it

a•cous•tics

(əˈku stɪks)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the qualities or characteristics of a room, auditorium, stadium, etc., that determine the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it.
[1675–85]
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acoustics
Sound waves from a stage are deflected by sound panels and distributed throughout an auditorium.

a·cous·tics

(ə-ko͞o′stĭks)
1. (Used with a singular verb) The scientific study of sound and its transmission.
2. (Used with a plural verb) The total effect of sound, especially as produced in an enclosed space: a concert hall with excellent acoustics.

acoustics

1. Physics. the study of sound and sound waves.
2. the qualities or characteristics of a space, as an auditorium, that deter-mine the audibility and fidelity of sounds in it. — acoustician, n. — acoustic, adj.
See also: Sound

acoustics

The study of sound waves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acoustics - the study of the physical properties of soundacoustics - the study of the physical properties of sound
acoustic radiation pressure - (acoustics) the pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a sound wave
physical science, physics - the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something; "he studied the physics of radiation"
harmonics - the study of musical sound
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
acoustic wave, sound wave - (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound
reflect, reverberate - to throw or bend back (from a surface); "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
Translations
akustika
akustik
akustiikka
akusztika
hljóîeîlisfræîi; hljómburîarfræîihljómburîur
音響音響学
akustika
akustik
akustikfizikte yankı bilimikapalı bir yerde seslerin dağılım biçimiyankılanım

acoustics

[əˈkuːstɪks] N
1. (with sing vb) (Phys) → acústica f
2. (with pl vb) [of hall etc] → acústica f

acoustics

[əˈkuːstɪks] nacoustique f

acoustics

n
sing (subject) → Akustik f
pl (of room etc)Akustik f

acoustics

[əˈkuːstɪks]
1. nsg (Phys) → acustica
2. npl (of room) → acustica nsg

acoustic

(əˈkuːstik) adjective
having to do with hearing or with sound. This hall has acoustic problems.
aˈcoustics
1. noun plural the characteristics (eg of a room or hall) which make hearing in it good or bad.
2. noun singular the science of sound.

a·cous·tics

n. acústica, la ciencia de los sonidos, su producción, transmisión y efectos.
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It was no more than the gentle TWANG of a clock-spring; but it was the first time in the history of the world that a complete sound had been carried along a wire, reproduced perfectly at the other end, and heard by an expert in acoustics.
He was a teacher of acoustics and a student of electricity, possibly the only man in his generation who was able to focus a knowledge of both subjects upon the problem of the telephone.
Bell was illustrating some of the mysteries of acoustics by the aid of a piano.
And he grappled with this new mystery of electricity, as Henry had advised him to do, encouraging himself with the fact that Morse, who was only a painter, had mastered his electrical difficulties, and there was no reason why a professor of acoustics should not do as much.
He cross-fertilized the two sciences of acoustics and electricity.
This doctor therefore proposed, "that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day's debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.
Conservatives cherished it for being small and inconvenient, and thus keeping out the "new people" whom New York was beginning to dread and yet be drawn to; and the sentimental clung to it for its historic associations, and the musical for its excellent acoustics, always so problematic a quality in halls built for the hearing of music.
If you stand in an acoustic shadow there is one direction from which you will hear nothing.
All the hurrahs, carried upward upon the sonorous waves of the immense acoustic tube, arrived with the sound of thunder at its mouth; and the multitude ranged round Stones Hill heartily united their shouts with those of the ten revelers hidden from view at the bottom of the gigantic Columbiad.
Mr Pancks here made a singular and startling noise, produced by a strong blowing effort in the region of the nose, unattended by any result but that acoustic one.
These rapid remarks, murmured as they were, struck his ear by one of those acoustic rebounds which are very little studied.
Concentrating on issues related to applications mostly in fluid and solid media, Wu provides a reference on acoustics for senior graduate and undergraduate students of bioengineering, mechanical engineering, physics, medical physics, and similar disciplines.

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