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asdic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
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; "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee" [syn: sonar, echo sounder, asdic]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: from asdics underwater echo ranging, probably from Anti-Submarine Division (British Admiralty department 1916-18) + -ics Date: 1939 chiefly British sonar

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an early form of echo-sounder. Etymology: initials of Allied Submarine Detection Investigation Committee




 


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