sabin meaning

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  • Noun: sabin  seybin
    1. A unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by a square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound
    Noun: Sabin  seybin
    1. United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)
      - Albert Sabin, Albert Bruce Sabin

    Derived forms: sabins

    Type of: absorption unit, microbiologist

    Encyclopedia: Sabin, MN Sabin Sabin, Portland, Oregon Sabin, Minnesota

  • [Architecture]

    A unit of sound absorption equivalent to 1 sq ft of perfectly absorptive surface. Also see metric sabin.

  • [Electronics]
    A unit of sound absorption; 1 sabin represents a surface that can absorb sound at the same rate as 1 square foot of a perfectly absorbent surface.


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