sone
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sonus sound — more at sound Date: 1948 a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing

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  • sone — ● sone nom masculin (de son) Unité de perception sonore correspondant à la perception d un son de 1 000 hertz à 40 décibels au dessus du seuil de perception de cette fréquence. ● sone (homonymes) nom masculin (de son) saune forme conjuguée du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sone — Sone, rechter Nebenfluß des Ganges in Vorderindien, kommt vom Vindhyagebirge u. mündet nahe oberhalb Patna …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sone — (spr. ßohn), engl. Schreibung für Schon (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • sone — unit of loudness, 1936, from L. sonus (see SOUND (Cf. sound) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sone — ☆ sone [sōn ] n. [< L sonus, SOUND1] a unit of loudness, subjectively determined, equal to the loudness of a sound of one kilohertz at 40 decibels above the threshold of hearing of a given listener …   English World dictionary

  • Sone — Einheit Norm Hilfsmaßeinheit Einheitenname Sone Einheitenzeichen sone Beschriebene Größe(n) subjektive Lautheit Größensymbol(e) N …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sone — ac·et·ar·sone; an·e·sone; car·bar·sone; cor·ti·sone; Di·a·sone; glu·co·sone; law·sone; pred·ni·sone; sone; be·ta·meth·a·sone; dap·sone; dexa·meth·a·sone; ec·dy·sone; sis·sone; …   English syllables

  • Sone — Traduction à relire Sone → Sone (+) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sône — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Lieux et communes Sône : village du Sénégal La Sône : commune française, située dans le département de l Isère Personnalités Sone Aluko  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sone — The sone was proposed as a unit of perceived loudness by S. Smith Stevens in 1936. In acoustics, loudness is the subjective perception of sound pressure. Although defined by Stevens as a unit, it is not one of the SI units. Such units meet the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sone — This interesting name, with variant spellings Son, Sone, Soan, Soanes etc., derives from the Medieval English Sone , (Olde English pre 7th Century Sunu ), and meaning son , and was originally used as a distinguishing epithet for a son who shared… …   Surnames reference

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