Definitions for echolocationˌɛk oʊ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ech•o•lo•ca•tionˌɛk oʊ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)
a method of locating objects by determining the time for an echo to return and the direction from which it returns, as by radar or sonar.
the sonarlike system used by dolphins, bats, and other animals to detect objects by emitting usu. high-pitched sounds that reflect off the object and return to the ears or other sensory receptors.
Category: Physiology, Zoology
Origin of echolocation:
echolocation, echo sounding(noun)
determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
The use of echoes to detect objects as observed in bats and other natural creatures. Also known as biosonar.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An auditory orientation mechanism involving the emission of high frequency sounds which are reflected back to the emitter (animal).
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