Echolocation is the ability of some animals to use sound to find food. Some animals, like whales, use echolocation to find food in the water.

  • Echolocation is a very important tool for hunting.

  • Echolocation is used to determine the size and shape of objects.

Definition of echolocation


determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it


echo sounding

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Example Sentences for echolocation

  • 1

    In this way, reflection seismology is similar to sonar and echolocation.

  • 2

    Compare location and locate, and echolocation and echolocate.

  • 3

    Bats use echolocation to detect their prey and home in on it.

  • 4

    Examples include echolocation of bats and dolphins and insect antennae.

  • 5

    He is also known for studies of echolocation in porpoises and humans.

  • 6

    The Noctule uses two main call types for echolocation.

  • 7

    Au's first paper on the echolocation of dolphins surprised a few people.

  • 8

    Bats are able to detect if the flowers have nectar using echolocation.

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    It is the only bat in the New World to use Doppler shift echolocation.

  • 10

    One method that is looking promising is monitoring the bats echolocation calls.