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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where sonar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for sonar in the sense of this definition

(sonar is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(sonar is a kind of ...) an instrument used for navigating

(sonar is a part of ...) a pulse generator used for echo sounding in sonar

(sonar is a part of ...) a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate

(... is part of sonar) a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

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