acous·tics

/əˈkuːstıks/ noun
1 [plural] : the qualities of a room (such as its shape or size) that make it easy or difficult for people inside to hear sounds clearly : acoustic qualities

We love performing in this room because of its great acoustics.

The acoustics in the school's auditorium are terrible.

2 [noncount] : the science that studies sounds

Acoustics is a challenging subject.


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  • tics — acous·tics; aero·bal·lis·tics; aero·nau·tics; aero·pol·i·tics; aero·ther·a·peu·tics; an·a·glyp·tics; an·glis·tics; as·tro·nau·tics; at·om·is·tics; bal·lis·tics; be·hav·ior·is·tics; cam·er·a·lis·tics; cat·al·lac·tics; chrem·a·tis·tics;… …   English syllables

  • acous — acous·ma; acous·ti·co·lat·er·al; acous·tics; elec·tro·acous·tic; elec·tro·acous·tics; acous·to optic; acous·tic; acous·ti·cal·ly; acous·to optical; elec·tro·acous·ti·cal; …   English syllables

  • acoustics — acous·tics …   English syllables

  • psychoacoustics — 1. A discipline combining experimental psychology and physics that deals with the physical features of sound as related to audition, as well as with the physiology and psychology of sound recepter processes. 2. The science pertaining to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • acoustics — The science concerned with sound. [G. akoustikos, relating to sound] * * * acous·tics ə kü stiks n pl but sing or pl in constr a science that deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound * * * acous·tics… …   Medical dictionary

  • bioacoustics — The science dealing with the effects of sound fields or mechanical vibrations on living organisms. * * * bio·acous·tics ə küs tiks n pl but sing in constr a branch of science that deals with the relation between living things and sound * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • elec — ac·ti·no·elec·tric; an·elec·tro·ton·ic; an·elec·trot·o·nus; cat·elec·tro·ton·ic; cat·elec·trot·o·nus; elec; elec·tion; elec·tor; elec·tor·al; elec·tor·al·ly; elec·tor·ate; elec·to·ri·al; elec·tra; elec·tress; elec·tret; elec·tri·cian;… …   English syllables

  • electroacoustics — elec·tro·acous·tics …   English syllables

  • ma — abo·ma; ab·o·ma·sal; ab·o·ma·sum; abro·ma; ab·u·ku·ma·lite; abu·lo·ma·nia; acan·tho·chei·lo·ne·ma; ac·an·tho·ma; acan·tho·so·ma; ac·cla·ma·tion; ac·cli·ma·ta·tion; ac·cli·ma·tion; ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion; ac·cli·ma·tize; acel·da·ma; acho·ma·wi;… …   English syllables

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