Definition of Acoustics

1. Noun. The study of the physical properties of sound.

Examples of category: Acoustic Radiation Pressure, Acoustic Wave, Sound Wave, Reflect, Reverberate
Generic synonyms: Physical Science, Physics
Specialized synonyms: Harmonics, Phonetics
Derivative terms: Acoustic, Acoustical, Acoustician



Definition of Acoustics

1. n. The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws.

Definition of Acoustics

1. Noun. The physical quality of a space for performing music. ¹

2. Noun. (physics) The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena and laws. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acoustics

1. acoustic [n] - See also: acoustic

Medical Definition of Acoustics

1. The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws. "Acoustics, then, or the science of sound, is a very considerable branch of physics." (Sir J. Herschel) The science is, by some writers, divided, into diacoustics, which explains the properties of sounds coming directly from the ear; and catacoustica, which treats of reflected sounds or echoes. Origin: Names of sciences in -ics, as, acoustics, mathematics, etc, are usually treated as singular. See -ics. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Acoustics

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1. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"acoustics. THIS science had to pass, like all the rest, through the theological arid metaphysical stages ; but it assumed its positive character about the ..."

2. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"The problem may therefore be considered in a two-fold aspect: the acoustics of rooms and the insulation of rooms. 30. acoustics of Rooms. 30a. ..."

3. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied: For the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1881)
"Province of acoustics.—The study of sounds, and that of the vibrations of clastic bodies, form the province of acoustics. Music considers sounds with ..."

4. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"acoustics OF BUILDINGS BY FR WATSON Increased attention has been paid in late years to the acoustical disturbances in buildings with the desire on the part ..."

5. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1875)
"At present I incline to reject cither view, and to class acoustics between Optics and Elec- trology. It is principally upon biological grounds that I would ..."

6. A Text-book of Physiology: Normal and Pathological. For Students and by Winfield Scott Hall (1905)
"acoustics is concerned particularly with questions of the production, transmission, and comparison of sounds. (/?) "SOUND is always the result of rapid ..."

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