Definition of Asdic

1. Noun. A measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return. "Asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"




Definition of Asdic

1. sonar [n -S] - See also: sonar

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asdic

ascoviruses
ascribable
ascribable(p)
ascribe
ascribed
ascribed status
ascribed statuses
ascribes
ascribing
ascription
ascriptions
ascriptitious
ascriptive
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asdic (current term)
asdics
asea
asearch
asearched
asearches
asearching
aseasonal
asecretory
asectarian
aseismic
aseities
aseity
aselizumab
asemasia

Literary usage of Asdic

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1. City in Danger: A Peter Kent Story by John Gunn (2006)
"She was still turning slightly when the marks from the asdic set stylus ... Under normal circumstances, at slow speed and sweeping ahead, the asdic would ..."

2. Gilbratar Sabotage: A Peter Kent Story by John Gunn (2006)
"As the stopping of the asdic meant that Fearless had no direct information about the submarine's manoeuvres, she had to rely on the frigate. ..."

3. Barrier Reef Espionage: A Peter Kent Story by John Gunn (2006)
""I've thought of that one too, Lassiter," said the Captain, maintaining his cheerful, confidence-inspiring attitude. "If we are lucky enough to obtain asdic ..."

4. A short history of the English people by John Richard Green (1877)
"The first result of the acquisition of the Lowlands •asdic fixing of the royal residence in their new southern dominions a Edinburgh ; and the English ..."

5. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"asdic, Anti-Submarine Detector Indicator Committee. ASLJ.B., Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux. ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary. ATC. ..."

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