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Definition of "acoustics" []

  • The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception. (noun)
  • The total effect of sound, especially as produced in an enclosed space: "Such annoyances are frequently caused by flaws in the acoustics rather than the performers” ( Mel Gussow). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acoustics" in a sentence
  • "We teach pre-degree, degree and postgraduate courses in acoustics, audio and video."
  • "Salford has been carrying out teaching, research and consultancy in acoustics and audio for three decades."
  • "Edward takes his music really seriously, having his room designed to achieve better acoustics from a particularly sophisticated sound-system."