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Definition of Acoustics


  1. The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws.

Acoustics Quotations

I believe the projects were a social experiment; we were laboratory rats stacked on top of each other, and people just knew, inherently, that there was something wrong. There's not a lot of regard for the property by the residents. Everything about it is just priming you to be institutionalized as an adult - the colors on the walls, the acoustics.
Mos Def

The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox.
Rem Koolhaas

Performing arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all.
Moshe Safdie

At first acoustics attributed to the different sounds only a limited number of characteristic features.
Roman Jakobson

In Hamburg, there are three major orchestras, an opera house, and one of the great concert-hall acoustics in Europe at the Laeiszhalle, in a town a fifth the size of London. And that's not unusual. In Germany, there are dozens of towns with two or three orchestras. The connection with music goes very, very deep.
Jeffrey Tate
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Acoustics Translations

acoustics in Dutch is acoustiek, geluidsleer, akoestiek
acoustics in German is Akustik {f}
acoustics in Hungarian is hangtan, akusztika
acoustics in Swedish is akustik

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