Definition of echolocation in English:

echolocation

Syllabification: ech·o·lo·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌekōlōˈkāSHən
 
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noun

  • The location of objects by reflected sound, in particular that used by animals such as dolphins and bats.
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    • Many odontocetes can navigate by echolocation, producing sound waves using a complex system of nasal sacs and passages, and using the echoes to navigate.
    • Like bats, dolphins use echolocation, an internal sonar system, to help them navigate, avoid predators and find food.
    • The rivers used by most platanistids are muddy, and these animals probably rely on echolocation more than vision to locate their prey.

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