Acoustics Definition

The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception.
American Heritage
The qualities of a room, theater, etc. that have to do with how clearly sounds can be heard or transmitted in it.
Webster's New World
The branch of physics dealing with sound, esp. with its transmission.
Webster's New World

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.

Origin of Acoustics

  • From French acoustique, from Ancient Greek ἀκουστικός (akoustikos), from ἀκούω (akouō, “to hear”).

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