Sonar vs Ultrasound - What's the difference?

sonar | ultrasound |


As nouns the difference between sonar and ultrasound

is that sonar is while ultrasound is (physics) sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing; approximately 20 kilohertz.

sonar

English

(wikipedia sonar)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) echolocation
  • (nautical) A device that uses hydrophones (in the same manner as radar) to locate objects underwater.
  • Synonyms

    * SONAR (acronym of sound navigation and ranging)

    Derived terms

    * Doppler sonar

    See also

    * radar * lidar

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    ultrasound

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia ultrasound)
  • (physics) sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing; approximately 20 kilohertz
  • (medicine) The use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
  • Antonyms

    * (physics) infrasound

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