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ultrasonics

[uhl-truh-son-iks] /ˌʌl trəˈsɒn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of science that deals with the effects of sound waves above human perception.
Origin of ultrasonics
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; See origin at ultrasonic, -ics
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ultrasonics

/ˌʌltrəˈsɒnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned with ultrasonic waves Also called supersonics
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ultrasonics in Medicine

ultrasonics ul·tra·son·ics (ŭl'trə-sŏn'ĭks)
n.

  1. The acoustics of ultrasonic sound.

  2. The science and technology that deals with ultrasound.

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