This Standard is issued to supersede 58 IRE 3. SI, "IRE Standards on Audio Techniques:
Definitions of Terms, 1958," to include the definitions of the 1958 Standards and to add
definitions of terms for which it was felt a need exists for establishment of precise and concise
meanings. Some of the previous standard definitions have been modified to accommodate
changes in usage.
The definitions included in this Standard all refer specifically to the use of the terms in
audio techniques. Many of these terms are used in other fields with different meanings, and
it is assumed that definitions for these terms in those fields are or will be included in Standards
issued by other committees. Therefore, in general, the modifying phrase "In Audio Techniques"
has been omitted except in certain cases where it appears to be particularly necessary
to avoid confusion.