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Descriptor English: Acoustics
Descriptor Spanish: Acústica
Descriptor Portuguese: Acústica
Descriptor French: Acoustique
Entry term(s): Acoustic
Tree number(s): H01.671.031
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000162
Scope note: The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment, it refers to the characteristics of a room, auditorium, theatre, building, etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Annotation: in speech & hearing research & for the environment (home, hospital, facilities, theater, etc.)
Allowable Qualifiers: IS instrumentation
Related: Psychoacoustics MeSH
Speech Acoustics MeSH
DeCS ID: 169
Unique ID: D000162
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/03/13
Acoustics - Preferred
Concept UI M0000244
Scope note The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment, it refers to the characteristics of a room, auditorium, theatre, building, etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Preferred term Acoustics
Entry term(s) Acoustic



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