Sabin meaning

sābĭn
A unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by one square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound.
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(acoustics) The unit for absorption of sound equal to the absorption provided by one square foot of a completely absorbing material.
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(person) 1906-93; U.S. physician & bacteriologist, born in Russia: developed an oral vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis.
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A unit of acoustic absorption such that one square meter of material of one sabin absorbs 100 percent of the sound energy that strikes it.
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(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.
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Origin of sabin

  • After Wallace Clement Ware Sabine (1868–1919), American physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wallace Clement Sabine (1868-1919), US physicist.

    From Wiktionary