- The definition of acoustics are the features or characteristics of an area, or of things inside that area, that dictate how sound is heard.
An example of acoustics is home theater designed with optimal furniture design and room design where sound travels clearly.
- (used with a sing. verb) The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception.
- (used with a pl. verb) 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).
Sound waves from a stage are deflected by sound panels and distributed throughout an auditorium.
(uncountable) See -ics regarding the treatment of such nouns as singular.
- The physical quality of a space for performing music.
- Until they discovered the non-contractual concrete slab under the stage floor, everyone at Carnegie Hall wondered, since the renovations, why the acoustics had changed.
- (physics) 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 John Herschel.
- The science was previously divided by some writers into diacoustics, which explains the properties of sounds coming directly from (sic! Webster) the ear; and catacoustica, which treats of reflected sounds or echoes. This division is now obsolete.
From French acoustique, from Ancient Greek ἀκουστικός (akoustikos), from ἀκούω (akouō, “to hear”).
acoustics - Computer Definition
The branch of physics dealing with sound and its transmission.