[ UK /ˌɛkələ‍ʊkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɛkoʊɫoʊˈkeɪʃən/ ]
  1. determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
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How To Use echolocation In A Sentence

  • Moths typically go into erratic dives when they sense that they have been detected by nearby bats using echolocation.
  • Flying foxes use their excellent eyesight more than echolocation, or bouncing sounds, to locate their food at night.
  • Physical structure and characteristic of river habitats affect echolocation design in part degree. The echolocation call of M. macrodactylus had phenotypic flexibility and eco-adaptability.
  • Sharks have an acute electric sense with which they can detect prey, dolphins can detect characteristics of objects from a distance using ultrasonic echolocation, and crabs perceive water depth by sensing water pressure.
  • Some bats seem to either fly too high to be trapped often or have supersensitive echolocation skills that help them avoid capture.
  • Odontocete cetaceans rely upon echolocation to sense the environment and detect prey.
  • Eavesdropping in bats has been observed in a variety of species and may be very widespread, but it is probably most frequently opportunistic, meaning that bats on the wing hear echolocation calls produced during prey capture and feeding (i.e. feeding buzzes) of another con - or heterospecific bat and approach the source of the sound to profit from the same food source. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • They need to be able to process the complex information that they get from echolocation, and they need to be able to control their membranous wings.
  • Echolocation - the trick of emitting sound pulses and navigating by accurate timing of the echoes - has evolved at least four times: in bats, toothed whales, oilbirds and cave swiftlets.
  • Echolocation is a highly technical and interesting tactic.
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