from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception.
- n. 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).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The physical quality of a space for performing music.
- n. The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena and laws.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of sound; the study of the cause, nature, and phenomena of the vibrations of elastic bodies which affect the organ of hearing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the study of the physical properties of sound
From French acoustique, from Ancient Greek ἀκουστικός, from ἀκούω ("to hear"). (Wiktionary)