public-address system
noun Date: 1923 an apparatus including a microphone and loudspeakers used for broadcasting (as to an audience in an auditorium)

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  • public address system — ˌpublic adˈdress ˌsystem abbreviation PA noun [uncountable] a system used to make voices and music louder so that they can be heard by everyone in a public place or building * * * public address system UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION PA, also …   Financial and business terms

  • public address system — public address systems N COUNT A public address system is a set of electrical equipment which allows someone s voice, or music, to be heard throughout a large building or area. The abbreviation PA is also used. The news was announced on the… …   English dictionary

  • public address system — ► NOUN ▪ a system of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers used to amplify speech or music …   English terms dictionary

  • public-address system — ☆ public address system [pub′lik ə dres′ ] n. an electronic amplification system, used as in auditoriums or theaters, so that announcements, music, etc. can be easily heard by a large audience …   English World dictionary

  • public address system — noun an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas • Syn: ↑P.A. system, ↑PA system, ↑P.A., ↑PA • Hypernyms: ↑communication system • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • public-address system — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms public address system : singular public address system plural public address systems a system of electrical equipment used for speaking or playing music in a large building or area. The more usual word is PA… …   English dictionary

  • public-address system — {n.} A set of devices for making a speaker s voice louder so that he can be heard by more people. * /The public address system broke down during the senator s speech./ * /The news was announced over the public address system./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • public-address system — {n.} A set of devices for making a speaker s voice louder so that he can be heard by more people. * /The public address system broke down during the senator s speech./ * /The news was announced over the public address system./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • public-address\ system — noun A set of devices for making a speaker s voice louder so that he can be heard by more people. The public address system broke down during the senator s speech. The news was announced over the public address system …   Словарь американских идиом

  • public-address system — PA (prosecuting attorney) pɑː attorney who engages in legal proceedings against a defendant PA (public address system) pɑː mechanized system for amplifying sound in public or large areas PA (Palestinian Authority) pɑː n. political… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • public-address system — public ad dress ,system noun count a system of electrical equipment used for speaking or playing music in a large building or area. The more usual word is PA system …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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