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Rayleigh disk

noun, Acoustics, Mechanics
1.
a small circular disk, usually of mica, that is suspended from a fiber and tends to be deflected at right angles to a stream of air, indicating by its deflection the intensity of a sound wave.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; named after J. W. S. Rayleigh
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