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A unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by one square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound.
[After Wallace Clement Ware Sabine (1868-1919), American physicist.]
(General Physics) physics a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface
[C20: introduced by Wallace C. Sabine (1868–1919), US physicist]
(Biography) Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
a unit of sound absorption, equal to the absorption of one square foot (929 square centimeters) of a perfectly absorptive surface.
[1930–35; after W.C. Sabine (1868–1919), U.S. physicist]
Albert Bruce, 1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Russia: developed the Sabin vaccine.
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|Noun||1.||sabin - a unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by a square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound|
absorption unit - a unit for measuring absorption
|2.||Sabin - United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)|