from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by one square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound.
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- n. A unit of measurement, in the International System of Units (SI), 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.
After Wallace Clement Ware Sabine (1868-1919), American physicist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Wallace Clement Sabine (1868-1919), US physicist. (Wiktionary)