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hydrophone Syllabification: hy·dro·phone
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəˌfōn/

Definition of hydrophone in English:


A microphone that detects sound waves under water.
Example sentences
  • The tag encodes the data as a series of ultrasonic pulses transmitted through the water column from a hydrophone and are decoded by a receiver on a ship.
  • From seven boats, the scientists lowered hydrophones - underwater microphones - to a depth of about 1,500 feet.
  • But most research to date has used underwater microphones, called hydrophones, to study the collection of sounds produced by various groups - not individuals.

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