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sabin

[sey-bin] /ˈseɪ bɪn/
noun
1.
Physics. a unit of sound absorption, equal to one square foot (929 square centimeters) of a perfectly absorptive surface.
Origin of sabin
1930-1935
1930-35; named after W. C. Sabine

Sabin

[sey-bin] /ˈseɪ bɪn/
noun
1.
Albert Bruce, 1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine.
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  • Mr. sabin lifted his cap, and removed the cigar from his teeth.

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  • It will be seen that the cement used by sabin yielded 3.65 cu.

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  • Mr. sabin turned his head in the direction which his companion had indicated.

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  • The text here given is taken from his work (sabin's Edition, 1865).

  • Mr. sabin shrugged his shoulders gently, and continued without heeding the interruption.

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  • "Then judgment must go for Peters," rejoined sabin, with ill suppressed warmth.

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  • “I would not do that if I were you,” Mr. sabin said quietly.

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  • Who was this Mr. sabin, that so great a man should talk with him so earnestly?

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British Dictionary definitions for sabin

sabin

/ˈsæbɪn; ˈseɪ-/
noun
1.
(physics) a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface
Word Origin
C20: introduced by Wallace C. Sabine (1868–1919), US physicist

Sabin

/ˈseɪbɪn/
noun
1.
Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
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Word Origin and History for sabin

Sabin

in reference to polio vaccine, 1955, from name of Russian-born U.S. microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993).

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sabin in Medicine

Sabin Sa·bin (sā'bĭn), Albert Bruce. 1906-1993.

American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.

Sabin , Florence Rena. 1871-1953.

American pioneer anatomist noted for her investigations of the lymphatic system. She was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1925).

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sabin in Science
sabin
  (sā'bĭn)   
A unit of acoustic absorption such that one square meter of material of one sabin absorbs 100 percent of the sound energy that strikes it.
Sabin, Albert Bruce 1906-1993.  
American microbiologist and physician who developed a vaccine against polio that contained an active form of the polio virus (1957). This replaced a less effective vaccine, invented by Jonas Salk, that contained an inactivated form of the virus.
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