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acoustic meaning

[ ə'ku:stik ] Pronunciation:   "acoustic" in a sentence
  • Adjective: acoustic  u'koostik
    1. Of or relating to the science of acoustics
      "acoustic properties of a hall"
      - acoustical
    Noun: acoustic  u'koostik
    1. A remedy for hearing loss or deafness

    Derived forms: acoustics

    See also: acoustically, acoustics

    Type of: curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

    Encyclopedia: Acoustic


  • [Electronics]
    Pertaining to audible sound disturbances, usually in air (versus audio-frequency currents or voltages).

  • [Medicine]
    The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment,it refers to the characteristics of a room,auditorium,theatre,building,etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary,2d ed) or acous·ti·cal adj : of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds ‹acoustic apparatus of the ear› ‹acoustic energy›: as
    a : deadening or absorbing sound ‹acoustic tile›
    b : operated by or utilizing sound waves — acous·ti·cal·ly adv

Examples

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  1. the acoustics of this theater are faulty.
  2. the acoustics of this theater are admirable.
  3. the acoustic window is approximately 1 in square.
  4. j.r. frederick has carried on investigations in acoustic emission for several years.
  5. in acoustics he studied the propagation of sound and musical consonance and dissonance.

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