psychoacoustics(redirected from psychoacoustical)
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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of the perception of sound.
psy′cho·a·cous′tic, psy′cho·a·cous′ti·cal adj.
(Psychology) (functioning as singular) psychol the study of the relationship between sounds and their physiological and psychological effects
the study of the relationship between sounds and their perception by the listener, especially with regard to how the perception depends on the physical characteristics of the sound rather than on the mind of the listener. — psychoacoustician, n. — psychoacoustic, adj.See also: Sound