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phon

 (fŏn)
n.
A unit of apparent loudness, equal in number to the intensity in decibels of a 1,000-hertz tone perceived to be as loud as the sound being measured.

[German, from Greek phōnē, sound; see phone1.]

phon

(fɒn)
n
(Units) a unit of loudness that measures the intensity of a sound by the number of decibels it is above a reference tone having a frequency of 1000 hertz and a root-mean-square sound pressure of 20 × 10–6 pascal
[C20: via German from Greek phōnē sound, voice]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phon - a unit of subjective loudness
sound unit - any acoustic unit of measurement
sone - a unit of perceived loudness equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz tone at 40 dB above threshold
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We had a telephone message from the chief's bedroom and phoned you up at once.
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Lon Phon, a Sam Rainsy Party legislator from Battambang Province, was kidnapped from his central Phnom Penh home by four armed men wearing military-style uniforms.
Lon Phon, 41, a parliamentarian from the western province Battambang was abducted from his home in central Phnom Penh by a man with pistol and three others with AK-47 assault rifles, police and party officials said.
Mao Chandara, National Police chief of staff, said the whereabouts of Lon Phon of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party remain unknown.
"I was extremely upset until he phoned me from the hospital and said he was all right apart from bruising and a bad gash on the leg.
"My son phoned regularly and my neighbour at the corner came out, and he phoned as well." Mr Pyke recalled what happened when he phoned for an ambulance for his wife.
'Ahsan phoned me on Friday evening asking me to return the generator and arrange Rs6,000 for the rent,' narrated the father.
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KUWAIT, June 6 (KUNA) آ آ His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Alآ Ahmad Alآ Jaber Alآ Sabah phoned Monday a number of GCC leaders to congratulate them on the advent of the holy Month of Ramadan.