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sound ranging

  1. 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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Historical Examples of sound ranging

  • Recently sound-ranging instruments have been produced by means of which the position of a gun can be determined.

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  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for sound ranging

sound ranging

  1. 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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