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Acoustics, the science of sound, dealing with its production, transmission, and effects. Acoustics may be practically applied to, for example, the designing of auditoriums, where the audience must be able to hear the speaker or performer clearly and without echoes. This is achieved by attending to the geometry and furnishings of the hall and incorporating appropriate sound absorbing, diffusing, and reflecting surfaces.

See also: Sound.

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