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phonetics

  

      n   functioning as sing   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  


acoustic phonetics  
      n   functioning as sing   the branch of phonetics concerned with the acoustic properties of human speech  
   Compare       auditory phonetics       articulatory phonetics  
articulatory phonetics  
      n   functioning as sing   the branch of phonetics concerned with the production of speech sounds  
   Compare       acoustic phonetics       auditory phonetics  
auditory phonetics  
      n   functioning as sing   the branch of phonetics concerned with the perception of speech sounds by humans  
   Compare       acoustic phonetics       articulatory phonetics  
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