Acoustics the unit for absorption of sound equal to the absorption provided by one square foot of a completely absorbing material
Origin of sabinafter W. C. Sabine (1868-1919), United States physicist
1906-93; U.S. physician & bacteriologist, born in Russia: developed an oral vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis
A unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by one square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound.
Origin of sabinAfter Wallace Clement Ware Sabine, (1868–1919), American physicist.
- (acoustics) A unit of measurement that measures a material's absorbance of sound. A material that is 1 square meter in size that can absorb 100% of sound has a value of one metric sabin.
From Wallace Clement Sabine (1868-1919), US physicist.