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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sey-bin]
    • /ˈseɪ bɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sey-bin]
    • /ˈseɪ bɪn/

Definitions of sabin word

  • noun sabin Albert Bruce, 1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine. 1
  • noun sabin a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface 0
  • noun sabin Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis 0
  • noun sabin Albert B(ruce)1906-93; U.S. physician & bacteriologist, born in Russia: developed an oral vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis 0
  • noun sabin the unit for absorption of sound equal to the absorption provided by one square foot of a completely absorbing material 0

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Origin of sabin

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; named after W. C. Sabine

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Parts of speech for Sabin


sabin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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