Meaning of ACOUSTICS in English


/euh kooh"stiks/ , n.

1. ( used with a sing. v. ) Physics. the branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves.

2. ( used with a pl. v. ) the qualities or characteristics of a room, auditorium, stadium, etc., that determine the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it.

[ 1675-85; see ACOUSTIC, -ICS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .