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psychoacoustics

Pronunciation: si'ko-a-kus'tiks

Definition:

  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]

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