ultrasonics

[ uhl-truh-son-iks ]
/ ˌʌl trəˈsɒn ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of science that deals with the effects of sound waves above human perception.

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Origin of ultrasonics

First recorded in 1930–35; see origin at ultrasonic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for ultrasonics

ultrasonics
/ (ˌʌltrəˈsɒnɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with ultrasonic wavesAlso called: supersonics
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Medical definitions for ultrasonics

ultrasonics
[ ŭl′trə-sŏnĭks ]

n.

The acoustics of ultrasonic sound.
The science and technology that deals with ultrasound.
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