Definition of Sonar

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 Sonar

1. Noun. (nautical) echolocation ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A device that uses hydrophones (in the same manner as radar) to locate objects underwater. ¹

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Definition of Sonar

1. an underwater locating device [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonar

son et lumière
son of a bitch
son of a gun
son of privilege
son of the manse
son of the morning
sonance
sonances
sonancies
sonancy
sonant
sonantal
sonantic
sonants
sonar (current term)
sonarlike
sonarman
sonarmen
sonars
sonata
sonata form
sonatalike
sonatas
sonatina
sonatinas
sonatine
sonce
sonces
sondage

Literary usage of Sonar

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"sonar is another method of increasing a diver's ability to navigate under water. Divers may find carrying a compact active sonar useful for avoiding ..."

2. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"At the conclusion of the rite, the old women taught the girls that they must not play so much while the house was full of guests. Ceremony of sonar, or ..."

3. Hindu Castes and Sects: An Exposition of the Origin of the Hindu Caste by Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya (1896)
"The sonar and Shakra of Northern India. THE position of the goldsmith in the Hindu ... The position of the sonar in Behar, N.-W. Provinces and Panjab is ..."

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