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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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.

Usage examples (36)
  • sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging
  • Their echolocation sonar is far beyond our military science.
  • It was detected about five years ago with sonar from a surface vessel.
  • If your sonar is marking fish at 25 feet, for example, let out about 3.5 colors. for more
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