What does echolocation mean?

Definitions for echolocationˌɛk oʊ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. echolocation

    For a mammal or other animal to use frequency or sound to detect a location or object.

    Bats, whales and dolphins use a form of echolocation to find objects and locations.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of echolocation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of echolocation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Morgan Churchill:

    Echolocation is probably one of the most remarkable and unique adaptations within mammals. Out of 6,000 mammal species alive today, only bats and toothed whales, along with a very. small number of small insectivores, use echolocation as a major way of navigating their environment.

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