ASA S3.20


American National Standard for Bioacoustical Terminology

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ASA 10/22/2015 68
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ASA S3.20 – American National Standard for Bioacoustical Terminology

This American National Standard provides definitions for terms used in human bioacoustics. Someadditional general terms for measurement and instruments related to applications in psychoacousticsare also provided.

Acoustical terms of more general use in the performance of acoustical measurements, the propertiesof electroacoustic transducers, and applications in the fields of architectural acoustics, environmentalacoustics, underwater sound, and music are provided in ASA S1.1 American NationalStandard Acoustical Terminology. A selected set of terms from clause 3 of ANSI/ASA S1.1-2013involving acoustical levels is listed here in Annex A, and terms from clause 6 on transducer and linearsystem properties are included here as Annex B. The entire clause 11 of ANSI/ASA S1.1-2013containing psychoacoustics and physiological acoustical terminology is included here in Annex C, andthe entire clause 12 on musical acoustics is included here in Annex D. All terms defined in the body ofthe text and in the annexes are listed in an alphabetical index.

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