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sound

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TermDefinition
sound wave a wave of compression and rare faction
medium a material that all waves can pass through and transfer energy
pitch quality of sound governed by the rate of vibrations
doppler effect an increase or decrease in the frequency of sound, light, or other waves
loudness a characteristic of sound that correlates to the physical amplitude of the sound wave
decibel a unit to measure the intensity of sound
echo a rebound of sound waves off an object
echolocation the location of objects using the echo of sound
interference when 2 or more EM waves combine to form a more powerful wave
sonic boom a loud explosive noise created when an aircraft travels faster than the speed of sound
standing wave a vibration of a system in which some particular points remain fixed
resonance the quality of a sound being very deep
sound quality a typical assessment of the enjoyability of audio device output
noise a very loud sound
Created by: tags3