asdic


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asdic

(ˈæzdɪk)
n
(Electronics) an early form of sonar
[C20: from A(nti-)S(ubmarine) D(etection) I(nvestigation) C(ommittee)]

so•nar

(ˈsoʊ nɑr)

n.
1. a method for detecting and locating objects submerged in water by echolocation.
2. the apparatus used in sonar.
[1940–45; so(und)na(vigation)r(anging)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asdic - a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to returnasdic - a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return; "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating
pinger - a pulse generator used for echo sounding in sonar
pulse generator - a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
Translations

asdic

nEcho(tiefen)lot nt
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The escort forces were unable to cope with the German tactic, particularly as asdic had an effective range of no more than about 1,400 meters, which left it ineffective against U-boats operating on the surface.
By staying on the surface, the value of Asdic (active sonar) used to detect submerged submarines was negated.
and British experts in underwater detection systems cooperated in fitting the ships with American sonar and British Asdic systems.
ASDIC and SONAR are both abbreviations for what sort of systems?
Goad slept for about five hours Thursday night and then met Asdic at Mel's Diner before the movie.
These were used alongside radar and the improved Asdic equipment to more efficiently detect U-boats.
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