What does sonar mean?

Definitions for sonarˈsoʊ nɑr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sonar, echo sounder, asdic(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

    "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"

Wiktionary

  1. sonar(Noun)

    echolocation

  2. sonar(Noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Sonar

    Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels. Two types of technology share the name "sonar": passive sonar is essentially listening for the sound made by vessels; active sonar is emitting pulses of sounds and listening for echoes. Sonar may be used as a means of acoustic location and of measurement of the echo characteristics of "targets" in the water. Acoustic location in air was used before the introduction of radar. Sonar may also be used in air for robot navigation, and SODAR is used for atmospheric investigations. The term sonar is also used for the equipment used to generate and receive the sound. The acoustic frequencies used in sonar systems vary from very low to extremely high. The study of underwater sound is known as underwater acoustics or hydroacoustics.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sonar

    A sonic device used primarily for the detection and location of underwater objects. (This term is derived from the words

Anagrams for sonar »

  1. arson

  2. roans

  3. sorna

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sonar in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sonar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Feltham:

    We get sonar contacts with things that are far bigger than any fish that should live in this body of water, we only get one or two decent sightings a year.

  2. Ric Gillespie:

    We’ll use a camera-equipped underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to investigate a sonar anomaly at a depth of 600 feet that could be the fuselage of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra.

  3. James Delgado:

    The sonar images showed the damage the Navy had initially documented is still very much there, the flight deck has been distorted. Some of the areas of the flight deck have started to collapse and there are holes in the deck.

  4. Daniel Loxton:

    Loch Ness is not as big as the Himalayas, it is a finite body of water. It has been extensively scanned by sonar. It's been observed for decades. There's just really no possibility that there's a plesiosaur in Loch Ness, or even anything of comparable size.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Siempre estás en el asiento del conductor, si te das cuenta o no. Nada va a celebrar de nuevo, excepto sus propias ambiciones. Nada va a establecer las limitaciones sobre usted, excepto sus propias vacilaciones. Nada le controlar excepto sus propias convicciones. así, libérate, soñar en grande, y el paso fuera de los límites de la zona de confort. Eres y siempre serás el control total de tu destino. entonces, Qué esperas?

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