a unit of subjective sound loudness. One sone is the loudness of a pure tone of frequency one kilohertz and strength 40 decibels. A sound has loudness s sones if a listener judges it to be s times louder than a sound of 1 sone. The phon is another unit of sound loudness; a sound of loudness p phons has loudness 2(p - 40)/10 sones. The sone is often used in industrial engineering to express the perceived loudness of engines, fans, and other items of industrial equipment. The unit was introduced by S.S. Stevens and H. Davis in 1938. Its name is from the Latin word sonus, sound.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sone — ● sone nom masculin (de son) Unité de perception sonore correspondant à la perception d un son de 1 000 hertz à 40 décibels au dessus du seuil de perception de cette fréquence. ● sone (homonymes) nom masculin (de son) saune forme conjuguée du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sone — Sone, rechter Nebenfluß des Ganges in Vorderindien, kommt vom Vindhyagebirge u. mündet nahe oberhalb Patna …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sone — (spr. ßohn), engl. Schreibung für Schon (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • sone — unit of loudness, 1936, from L. sonus (see SOUND (Cf. sound) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sone — ☆ sone [sōn ] n. [< L sonus, SOUND1] a unit of loudness, subjectively determined, equal to the loudness of a sound of one kilohertz at 40 decibels above the threshold of hearing of a given listener …   English World dictionary

  • Sone — Einheit Norm Hilfsmaßeinheit Einheitenname Sone Einheitenzeichen sone Beschriebene Größe(n) subjektive Lautheit Größensymbol(e) N …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sone — ac·et·ar·sone; an·e·sone; car·bar·sone; cor·ti·sone; Di·a·sone; glu·co·sone; law·sone; pred·ni·sone; sone; be·ta·meth·a·sone; dap·sone; dexa·meth·a·sone; ec·dy·sone; sis·sone; …   English syllables

  • Sone — Traduction à relire Sone → Sone (+) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sône — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Lieux et communes Sône : village du Sénégal La Sône : commune française, située dans le département de l Isère Personnalités Sone Aluko  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sone — The sone was proposed as a unit of perceived loudness by S. Smith Stevens in 1936. In acoustics, loudness is the subjective perception of sound pressure. Although defined by Stevens as a unit, it is not one of the SI units. Such units meet the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sone — This interesting name, with variant spellings Son, Sone, Soan, Soanes etc., derives from the Medieval English Sone , (Olde English pre 7th Century Sunu ), and meaning son , and was originally used as a distinguishing epithet for a son who shared… …   Surnames reference

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.