Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for measuring the power of the sense of hearing. Also called acousimeter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics.) An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physics An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀκούω (akouō, "I hear") + -meter

Examples

  • The acoumeter is largely used by aurists and can be obtained from the optician.

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  • JM has heard about these acoumeter thingies and reckons they sound alright.

    March 25, 2010