Acoustic may refer to:

In science:
* Acoustics, a branch of physics that studies sound
** Musical acoustics, the branch of acoustics that studies the physics of music
* Acoustic meatus, another name for the ear canal
*Acoustic recording, a pre-microphone method of recording used, for instance, on the Graphophone

In music:
* Acoustic music, music that solely or primarily uses acoustic instruments
* An instrument used in acoustic music (see link above), such as:
** Acoustic guitar, as opposed to electric guitar
** Acoustic bass guitar, as opposed to electric bass guitar
* An album:
** "Acoustic" (Deine Lakaien album), 1995
** "Acoustic" (John Lennon album), 2004
* A record label:
** Acoustic Disc
* Piano acoustics
* Acoustic fingerprint

* Acoustic torpedo
* Acoustic signature

* Acoustic Control Corporation, a company which produced instrument amplifiers using "Acoustic" as a brand name
* Acoustic thermometry, observation of the oceans' climates using long-range acoustic instruments
* Acoustic cryptanalysis, in cryptography, a side channel attack which exploits sounds

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  • Acoustic — A*cous tic (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. [1913 Webster] {Acoustic duct}, the auditory duct, or external… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acoustic — Kompilationsalbum von John Lennon Veröffentlichung 1. November 2004 Label EMI Group …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acoustic — Сборник Джона Леннона Дата выпуска 2004 Записан 1970 1980 Жанр Рок Длительность 44:02 Продюсер …   Википедия

  • Acoustic — Álbum de David Knopfler Publicación 2011 Género(s) Rock y Folk rock Duración  ?? Discográfica …   Wikipedia Español

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  • acoustic — (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. acoustique, from Gk. akoustikos pertaining to hearing, from akoustos heard, audible, verbal adjective from akouein to hear, probably from copulative prefix a + koein to mark, perceive, hear, from PIE *kous to hear, perhaps …   Etymology dictionary

  • acoustic — 1. Earlier in the 20c two pronunciations were competing with each other: one with ow and the other with oo . The second has prevailed, despite Fowler s prediction that ‘if the word came into popular use, it would probably be with ow ’, based on… …   Modern English usage

  • Acoustic — A*cous tic, n. A medicine or agent to assist hearing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acoustic — acoustic, acoustical *auditory …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acoustic — [adj] sound audile, audio, auditory, aural, hearing, phonic; concepts 591,594 …   New thesaurus

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