sabin

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From Wallace Clement Sabine (1868-1919), US physicist.

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sabin (plural sabins)

  1. (acoustics) A unit of measurement that measures a material's absorbance of sound. A material that is 1 square meter in size that can absorb 100% of sound has a value of one metric sabin.
    • 2012, Rupert Christiansen, ‘Quiet, Please’, Literary Review, Sep 2012:
      Sabine gave his name to the sabin, the standard unit that is ‘equal to the sound absorption of a square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface such as an open window’.

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