Definitions for echolocationˌɛk oʊ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ech•o•lo•ca•tionˌɛk oʊ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Physics

  2. 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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. echolocation, echo sounding(noun)

    determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it


  1. echolocation(Noun)

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


  1. Echolocation

    Echolocation is the debut album by American folk-rock band Fruit Bats, released in 2001.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Echolocation

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


  1. Echolocation

    Echo is a mobile app that connects you with your location through simple 140 character messages. When you open the app, echo automatically detects which city you’re in, and provides you with the most recent updates from echo users in that city. It’s a great way to get local news, discover events, and interact with people around you.


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