acoustics Sound waves from a stage are deflected by sound panels and distributed throughout an auditorium.
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.
- Used with a singular verb The scientific study of sound and its transmission.
- Used with a plural verb The total effect of sound, especially as produced in an enclosed space.
(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”).
- A large bare floor is undoubtedly bad for acoustics, for when a room is filled by an audience the hearing is much improved.
- The three hundred-foot monoliths offer superb acoustics for any type of performance.
- His investigations occupied almost the whole field of science, including physiology, physiological optics, physiological acoustics, chemistry, mathematics, electricity and magnetism, meteorology and theoretical mechanics.
- The theory of proportion, and the study of acoustics and music were considerably advanced by his investigations.
- - FOr the history of experimental and theoretical acoustics see F.