Definition of Echolocation

1. Noun. Determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it.

Exact synonyms: Echo Sounding
Generic synonyms: Fix, Localisation, Localization, Locating, Location



Definition of Echolocation

1. Noun. The use of echoes to detect objects as observed in bats and other natural creatures. Also known as biosonar. ¹

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Definition of Echolocation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Echolocation

1. An auditory orientation mechanism involving the emission of high frequency sounds which are reflected back to the emitter (animal). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Echolocation

echoists
echoize
echoized
echoizes
echoizing
echokinesis
echolalia
echolalias
echolalic
echoless
echolike
echolocate
echolocated
echolocates
echolocating
echolocation (current term)
echolocational
echolocations
echomail
echomatism
echometer
echometers
echometry
echomimia
echomotism
echopathy
echophony
echophotony
echophrasia
echoplex

Literary usage of Echolocation

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1. Life After Logging: Reconciling Wildlife Conservation and Production by E. Meijaard (2005)
"The susceptibility of forest bats to disturbance is further heightened by specializations of wing morphology and echolocation specialization that equip them ..."

2. Low Vision And Blindness: Research And Development by Gale (INT) Watson (1999)
"We suggest that human echolocation is not a sonar-like process at all, ... Although the term echolocation is frequently associated with obstacle detection, ..."

3. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 6 by Ellen Linnihan (2003)
"This technique is called echolocation. Read and discuss with students the graph that shows the range of frequencies (measured in hertz) at which humans and ..."

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