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phon



Pronunciation: (fon), [key]
n.
a unit for measuring the apparent loudness of a sound, equal in number for a given sound to the intensity in decibels of a sound having a frequency of 1000 cycles per second when, in the judgment of a group of listeners, the two sounds are of equal loudness.

phon-




var. of phono- before a vowel: phonic.

phon.




phonetics.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Pholidotaphonasthenia
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