Sound Waves

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Waves: Fluctuating waves of barometric pressure that travel through a physical medium such as air. An acoustic wave consists of a traveling vibration of alternate compressions and rarefactions, whereby sound is transmitted through air or other media.

Other Words for Sound

Sound Adjective Synonyms: resound, reverberate, echo, resonate
Sound Noun Synonyms: tone, noise, din, cacophony, report
Sound Verb Synonyms: undamaged, uninjured, whole, unmarred, in good condition or shape, intact, unimpaired, unscathed
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Primary Seismic Waves

Science / Geology / Primary Seismic Waves: The fastest set of earthquake vibrations - also known as P-waves. They move through the Earth in compression and expansion motions (much like sound waves move through air). Called primary because they 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 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 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 Editor

Technology / Television (TV) / Sound Editor: Technician who, in post-production, manipulates a program's soundtrack. MORE

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 MORE

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