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  1. phonnoun

    a unit of subjective loudness


  1. phonnoun

    A unit of apparent loudness, equal in number to the intensity in decibels of a 1,000-hertz tone judged to be as loud as the sound being measured.


  1. PHON

    Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON or ONP), also known as One Nation or One Nation Party, is a right-wing populist political party in Australia. It is led by Pauline Hanson. One Nation had electoral success in the late 1990s, before suffering an extended decline after 2001. Its leaders have been accused, charged, and later acquitted, of fraud, and the party has suffered from numerous defections, resignations and other internal scandals which culminated in Hanson's resignation from the party. One Nation's policies and platform have been much criticized as being racist and xenophobic. Nevertheless, One Nation has had a profound impact on debates on multiculturalism and immigration in Australia. Following Hanson's return as leader and the 2016 federal election, the party gained 4 seats in the Senate, including one for Hanson herself, in Queensland. One Nation was founded in 1997, by member of parliament Pauline Hanson and her advisors David Ettridge and David Oldfield after Hanson was disendorsed as a federal candidate for the Liberal Party of Australia. The disendorsement came before the 1996 federal election following comments she made about Indigenous Australians. Oldfield, a Councillor on Manly Council in suburban Sydney and at one time an employee of Liberal minister Tony Abbott, was the organisational architect of the party. Hanson sat as an independent for one year before forming Pauline Hanson's One Nation. Arguing that other political parties are out of touch with mainstream Australia, One Nation runs on a broadly populist and nationalist platform. It promises to drastically reduce immigration and to abolish "divisive and discriminatory policies ... attached to Aboriginal and multicultural affairs." Condemning multiculturalism as a "threat to the very basis of the Australian culture, identity and shared values". During its inception, One Nation rallied against Liberal government immigration and multicultural policies which, it argued, were leading to "the Asianisation of Australia."The party denounces economic rationalism and globalisation. Adopting strong protectionist policies, One Nation advocates the restoration of import tariffs, a revival of Australia's manufacturing industry, and an increase in support for small business and the rural sector.


  1. phon

    Phon is a unit of loudness level for pure tones. It is used in psychoacoustics to account for the perception of differing frequencies by the human ear. It is a perceptual unit, intended to reflect the subjective experience of loudness. The phon scale allows equal loudness for different frequencies to be compared.


  1. Phon

    The phon is a unit of loudness level for pure tones. Its purpose is to compensate for the effect of frequency on the perceived loudness of tones. The phon was proposed in DIN 45631 and ISO 532 B by S. S. Stevens.

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  1. PHON

    What does PHON stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the PHON acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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  1. PHON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Phon is ranked #59017 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Phon surname appeared 343 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Phon.

    92.1% or 316 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.3% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 9 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PHON in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PHON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. nidus
    • B. allogamy
    • C. subrogation
    • D. congius

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