Actuarially Sound

Business / Agriculture / Actuarially Sound: The financial goal of any insurance program (including the federal crop insurance program) is to operate on an actuarially sound basis: that is, total premiums collected should more than offset total indemnities paid out.

Other Words for Sound

Sound Noun Synonyms: tone, noise, din, cacophony, report
Sound Adjective Synonyms: resound, reverberate, echo, resonate
Sound Verb Synonyms: undamaged, uninjured, whole, unmarred, in good condition or shape, intact, unimpaired, unscathed
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Sound Pressure Level (SPL)

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Pressure Level (SPL): An acoustic measurement of sound energy. 1 db SPL is the smallest increment in sound level to which the average human is sensitive. Theoretically, 0 db SPL is the threshold of human hearing while appr MORE

Sound Science

Business / Agriculture / Sound Science: A phrase generally used in a political context to rhetorically challenge the validity of the other side’s arguments. The phrase has arisen in agricultural trade disputes when a country imposes a san MORE

Sound Shaping

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Shaping: A sophisticated cicuit that defines the parameters of the sonic experience with a blending of directional and tonal adjustments to acheive both realistic and synthetic effects. MORE

Sound Power

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Power: The total amount of acoustical energy produced by a sound source and measured in Joules per second. The degree to which this measurement is constant( or linear)with respect to frequency, is an index o MORE

Sound Field

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Field: The totality of the sound presented by the audio system. This includes the sound as it was recorded, mixed, transported, reproduced, and finally heard by the listener. MORE

Sound Discriminator

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Discriminator: A device designed to evaluate, and discriminate between the sounds that may be heard within the interior of a vehicle, and then trigger the security system should the sound fit within the parameters o MORE

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