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acoustics

a·cous·tics

acoustics

 
pronunciation:
ku stihks
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part of speech: noun
inflections: acoustics
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of science dealing with the physics of sound.
Research in acoustics has made an important contribution to medical technology.
definition 2: (used with a pl. verb) the conditions of a physical space that determine its ability to transmit sound.
The theater's acoustics were excellent.
Word Parts
The word acoustics contains the following part:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology