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1. phonetics

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

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(functioning as singular)
the science concerned with the study of speech processes, including the production, perception, and analysis of speech sounds from both an acoustic and a physiological point of view. This science, though capable of being applied to language studies, technically excludes linguistic considerations
Compare phonology

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see synonyms of phonetics
the study of speech sounds, their production and combination, and their representation by written symbols
the description and analysis of the sounds of a particular language
the phonetics of English

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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds of speech and their production, combination, description, and representation by written symbols.
2. The system of sounds of a particular language.

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