psychoacoustics


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psy·cho·a·cous·tics

(sī'kō-ă-kūs'tiks),
1. A discipline combining experimental psychology and physics that deals with the physical features of sound as related to audition, as well as with the physiology and psychology of sound receptor processes.
2. The science pertaining to the psychological factors that influence one's awareness of sound.
[psycho- + G. akoustikos, relating to hearing]

psychoacoustics

/psy·cho·acous·tics/ (si″ko-ah-kldbomacs´tiks) a branch of psychophysics studying the relationship between acoustic stimuli and behavior.

psychoacoustics

(sī′kō-ə-ko͞o′stĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of the perception of sound.

psy′cho·a·cous′tic, psy′cho·a·cous′ti·cal adj.

psychoacoustics

[sī′kō·əko̅o̅s′tiks]
the branch of science concerned with the physical features of sound as it relates to the psychological and physiological aspects of the sense of hearing in the unimpaired ear.

psy·cho·a·cous·tics

(sī'kō-ă-kūs'tiks)
1. A discipline combining experimental psychology and physics that deals with the physical features of sound as related to audition and the physiology and psychology of sound receptor processes.
2. Science involving the psychological factors that influence one's awareness of sound.
[psycho- + G. akoustikos, relating to hearing]
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