Define: Sabin

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Definition: Sabin

Quick Summary of Sabin

A non-metric unit of sound absorption.

What is the dictionary definition of Sabin?

Dictionary Definition

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.


Full Definition of Sabin

Non-metric unit of sound absorption, one sabin being the absorption power of one square-foot of a perfect acoustic-absorption material an open window. Named after the US scientist Wallace Sabine (1868-1919) who invented it unit in 1911 and called it ‘open window unit.’


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Sabin. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 02, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Sabin. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 02, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Sabin. Retrieved April 02, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Sabin are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January 2020.