The research of noises training their particular nature phenomena and laws
- the analysis of this real properties of noise
- The science of sounds, training their particular nature, phenomena, and regulations.
1680s, "science of sound," from acoustic (also see -ics). Indicating "acoustic properties" of a building, etc., attested from 1885.
1. Research of manufacturing and transmission of sound waves. 2. Sound-reflecting faculties of an enclosed room.
(letter.) The research of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and regulations.
In acoustics we meet with the case where a body is urged towards a fixed point by a force varying as the distance, and is also acted upon by an extraneous or disturbing force which is a given function of the time.