ultrasonics

plural noun

ul·​tra·​son·​ics ˌəl-trə-ˈsä-niks How to pronounce ultrasonics (audio)
1
: ultrasonic vibrations or compressional waves
2
singular in construction : the study of ultrasonic vibrations and their associated phenomena
3
: ultrasonic devices

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The full suite of sensors Volvo has presented include cameras, ultrasonics, LiDARs and radars. James Morris, Forbes, 3 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultrasonics was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Ultrasonics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrasonics. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

ultrasonics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

ul·​tra·​son·​ics ˌəl-trə-ˈsän-iks How to pronounce ultrasonics (audio)
1
: the science or technology of ultrasonic phenomena
2

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