phonon
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfoʊ.nɑn/, /ˈfoʊ.nɔn/
Noun

phonon (plural phonons)

  1. (physics) The quantum of acoustic or vibrational energy (sound), considered a discrete particle rather than a wave.
  2. (linguistics) A unit of phonemics.
Translations
  • French: phonon
  • Italian: fonone
  • Portuguese: fônon
  • Russian: фоно́н



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.009
Offline English dictionary