Phon

Technology / Home Audio / Phon: A unit of apparent loudness, equal in quantum to the intensity in decibels of a 1,000 Hz tone estimated to be as loud as the sound being measured.
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Phonetic Transcription

Entertainment / Literature / Phonetic Transcription: Written symbols that linguists use to represent speech sounds. One common transcription system is the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). To see samples in PDF format, you can download IPA vowels a MORE

Phone Switching

Business / Finance / Phone Switching: Transferring money between funds in the same mutual fund family by telephone request. There may be a charge associated with these transfers. Phone switching is also possible among different fund famil MORE

Phoneme

Entertainment / Literature / Phoneme: The smallest sound or part of a spoken word that serves as a building block in a larger syllable or word, and which cannot be broken down further into smaller constitutive sounds. Phonetic transcripti MORE

Polyphonic

Entertainment / Music / Polyphonic: Two or more melodic lines combined into a multivoiced texture, as distinct from monophonic. MORE

Plain Old Telephone Lines (POTL)

Business / Internet Marketing / Plain Old Telephone Lines (POTL): Unless you are reading this at a high-tech company or large corporation -- which has ISDN or T1 lines -- chances are you accessed over POTS, copper wires that transmit at about 28.8 Kbps. Which means MORE

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

Technology / Cell Phones / Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN): Traditional landline network that mobile wireless systems connect with to complete calls. MORE