Examples of sonar in a Sentence
They detected the submarine by using sonar.
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She, Cruz-Atienza, and Ito will deploy the wave glider, which will determine the precise position of a point on the sea floor using data transmitted by sonar from the sensors plus positional information from GPS satellites.
Far more useful than a ship's location are any electromagnetic emissions, such as those generated by ship radars, radios, or even sonar.
While conditions permit, the sonar hunt for the other eight will continue.
This is big sonar machine packing a serious technological punch.
But after painstakingly mapping the ocean floor, towed sonar vessels hired by the governments found no trace of the main wreckage on the ocean floor.
The $160 million, 1,046-day search produced the largest-ever hydrographic survey (710,000 square kilometers), the largest-ever high-resolution sonar search (120,000 square kilometers).
Depending on conditions, sonar can find a submarine from many miles away and in any direction.
In the darkness of the cabin, only the pale, green glow of the sonar illuminates Jim’s face.
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Origin and Etymology of sonar
First Known Use: 1943See Words from the same year
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