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Meaning of ACOUSTICS

Pronunciation:  u'koostiks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the study of the physical properties of sound

ACOUSTICS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: harmonics, natural philosophy, phonetics, physical science, physics



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*cous"tics\ (#; 277), n. [Names of sciences in -ics,
as, acoustics, mathematics, etc., are usually treated as
singular. See {-ics}.] (Physics.)
The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and

      Acoustics, then, or the science of sound, is a very
      considerable branch of physics.          --Sir J.

Note: 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.

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