public address system

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public address system an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
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Usage

In literature:

When he received the all-clear from the enlisted spaceman on the ramp, Strong flipped both the public-address system and the intercom on.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Finally Tawney snapped on the general public address system speaker.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
The public address system came alive suddenly.
"The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones
The music was piped in to the great hall over the public-address system.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
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In news:

DANBY — Vermont State Police say they are investigating the theft of a public address system from a church.
It's been a long time since anyone shouted Gale Sayers' name over a public address system as he scampered down a football field, or marveled at the tight spirals Roger Staubach threw over the artificial turf at Texas Stadium.
The New York City Transit Authority undoubtedly thought it was doing riders a favor when it installed public address systems on subway platforms.
Florida residents recently got a rude awakening when 'Billie Jean,' Michael Jackson's classic ode to baby daddy drama, played for hours over a school's malfunctioning public address system in the middle of the night.
With a wireless mic and a remote control that can operate the system from up to 50 feet away, the new all-digital, portable public address system from AmpliVox gives users the freedom to move around during presentations.
But to the recorded announcements on the public address system.
Vermont State Police say they are investigating the theft of a public address system from church.
New emergency public address system to be tested.
Over the public-address system, Frank Sinatra's voice was booming.
CodexNovus media server, ALTO public address system, Crestron audio distribution system.
At halftime of the Colorado State-Air Force game, a chagrined Falcons athletic director got on the public-address system.
Army Corps of Engineers officials say a new rating system has led to a better way of sharing with the public some concerns about Dworshak that need to be addressed.
He told authorities he was planning to follow the clerk into a storage room and kill him when he heard his name over the public address system.
The state's current severe budget crisis could finally force legislators and other public officials this year to address Oklahoma's burgeoning correctional system.
He used the schools public address system to reassure the 400 who came to school that he would protect them.
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In science:

In this paper, however, we will not deal with such systems, but rather address these issues in a separate publication. cFor simplicity we consider hereafter real symmetric matrices.
Quench Dynamics in Randomly Generated Extended Quantum Models
Public address system: Subsurface PA systems shall provide paging coverage on the developed levels in the areas normally occupied including the lab chambers. As development is completed, the system will be extended.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Public address: Subsurface PA systems shall provide paging coverage on the developed levels in the areas normally occupied including the lab chambers.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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