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fəˈnɛt ɪks, foʊ-pho·net·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phoneticsnoun

    the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis


  1. phoneticsnoun

    The study of the physical sounds of human speech, concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds (phones), and the processes of their physiological production, auditory reception, and neurophysiological perception, and their representation by written symbols.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phoneticsnoun

    the doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology

  2. Phoneticsnoun

    the art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written characters


  1. Phonetics

    Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs: their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception, and neurophysiological status. Phonology, on the other hand, is concerned with the abstract, grammatical characterization of systems of sounds or signs. The field of phonetics is a multiple layered subject of linguistics that focuses on speech. In the case of oral languages there are three basic areas of study: ⁕Articulatory phonetics: the study of the production of speech sounds by the articulatory and vocal tract by the speaker ⁕Acoustic phonetics: the study of the physical transmission of speech sounds from the speaker to the listener ⁕Auditory phonetics: the study of the reception and perception of speech sounds by the listener These areas are inter-connected through the common mechanism of sound, such as wavelength, amplitude, and harmonics.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Phonetics

    The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phonetics in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phonetics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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