As a noun sabine
is a member of an ancient tribe of italy.
As a proper noun sabin is
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(acoustics) A unit of measurement that measures a material's absorbance of sound. A material that is 1 square meter in size that can absorb 100% of sound has a value of one metric sabin.
*2012 , (Rupert Christiansen), ‘Quiet, Please’, Literary Review , Sep 2012:
*:Sabine gave his name to the sabin , the standard unit that is ‘equal to the sound absorption of a square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface such as an open window’.