Meaning of echolocation
Pronunciation: (ek"ō-lō-kā'shun), [key]
- the general method of locating objects by determining the time for an echo to return and the direction from which it returns, as by radar or sonar.
- the sonarlike system used by dolphins, bats, and other animals to detect and locate objects by emitting usually high-pitched sounds that reflect off the object and return to the animal's ears or other sensory receptors.
- echolocation (Thesaurus)