- a method for determining the distance between a point and the position of a sound source by measuring the time lapse between the origin of the sound and its arrival at the point.
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Examples from the Web for sound ranging
Recently sound-ranging instruments have been produced by means of which the position of a gun can be determined.
Sound-ranging and aerial photography had reached a high development, and few of our batteries went undiscovered.
The development and the production of searchlights and sound-ranging apparatus remained in the hands of the Engineer Corps.
In this country we had two experimental stations for the development of sound-ranging apparatus.
- the determination of the location of a source of sound waves by measuring the time lapse between their transmission and their reception at microphones situated at three or more known positions
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