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phonetics

 [fo-net´iks]
the science of vocal sounds.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pho·net·ics

(fō-net'iks),
The science of speech and of pronunciation.
Synonym(s): phonology
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pho·net·ics

(fŏ-net'iks)
The science of speech and of pronunciation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phonetics

The branch of linguistics concerned with the study of the speech sounds (phonemes) of a language and their classification and representation.
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pho·net·ics

(fŏ-net'iks)
Science of speech and pronunciation. Phonetic tests are used to determine vertical dimensions of occlusion (e.g., in sounding 'ch,''j,' and 's,' anterior teeth are brought closer together).
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Roach (2000) indicated that phoneticians must have an accurate system of vowels classification.
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There are several ways in which phoneticians have tried to measure the distance between two linguistic entities, most of which are based on the description of sounds via various representations.
During our first experiments in statistical modelling we invited Estonian phoneticians and speech technologists to evaluate our first vector of argument features.
The cardinal vowels allow for a description of sounds in reference to specific points within the range of possibilities, allowing phoneticians to describe the sounds as higher or lower than a specific point of reference, forward or backward of a fixed point, or in the middle of the space between front and back or high and low vowels.
The invention of spectrographic analysis in the 1940's, however, and early attempts to synthesize speech by concatenating invariant segments, brought home to phoneticians in a particularly dramatic way the lack of acoustic invariance associated with the units that we hear in the speech signal (Potter et al., 1947).
Prominent phoneticians and engineers spoke up against using voiceprints in court.
In fact, a high-quality spectrogram displaying information only below 4,000 Hz would give trained phoneticians plenty to work with, assuming they wanted to do fairly standard phonetics.
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But the careful distinction of phonetic and phonemic qualities was essential for maintaining the correct recital of Vedic mantras, and the brahmin phoneticians and grammarians studied the distinctions with great care.