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Meaning of "asdic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASDIC

From A( nti-) S( ubmarine) D( etection) I( nvestigation) C( ommittee).
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASDIC

asdic  [ˈæzdɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASDIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Asdic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASDIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

asdic

Sonar

Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels. Two types of technology share the name "sonar": passive sonar is essentially listening for the sound made by vessels; active sonar is emitting pulses of sounds and listening for echoes. Sonar may be used as a means of acoustic location and of measurement of the echo characteristics of "targets" in the water. Acoustic location in air was used before the introduction of radar. Sonar may also be used in air for robot navigation, and SODAR is used for atmospheric investigations. The term sonar is also used for the equipment used to generate and receive the sound. The acoustic frequencies used in sonar systems vary from very low to extremely high. The study of underwater sound is known as underwater acoustics or hydroacoustics.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASDIC


acidic
əˈsɪdɪk
Ayurvedic
ˌɑːjʊˈveɪdɪk
comedic
kəˈmiːdɪk
dick
dɪk
episodic
ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪk
Greenlandic
ɡriːnˈlændɪk
Hassidic
hæˈsɪdɪk
Icelandic
aɪsˈlændɪk
medic
ˈmɛdɪk
melodic
mɪˈlɒdɪk
nomadic
nəʊˈmædɪk
nordic
ˈnɔːdɪk
orthopaedic
ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪk
orthopedic
ˌɔːθəˈpiːdɪk
paramedic
ˌpærəˈmedɪk
periodic
ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk
scandic
ˈskændɪk
sporadic
spəˈrædɪk
triadic
traɪˈædɪk
Vedic
ˈveɪdɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASDIC

ascot
ascribable
ascribe
ascription
ascriptive
ASCU
Asculum Picenum
ascus
ASD
ASDE
asea
ASEAN
aseismic
aseity
asemantic
asepalous
asepsis
aseptate
aseptic
aseptically

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASDIC

anodic
antispasmodic
aperiodic
bardic
cathodic
Chassidic
Cycladic
druidic
encyclopaedic
encyclopedic
glycosidic
Helladic
heraldic
Indic
ludic
prosodic
rhapsodic
sodic
syndic
tetradic

Synonyms and antonyms of asdic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «asdic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASDIC

Find out the translation of asdic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of asdic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «asdic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

超声波水下探测器
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asdic
570 millions of speakers

English

asdic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

asdic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

asdic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гидролокатор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

asdic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডুবোজাহাজের অস্তিত্ব ও অবস্থান নির্ণয় করবার যন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

asdic
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asdic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

asdic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

asdic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

asdic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asdik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

asdic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மின்கண்டறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Asdic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asdic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ecogoniometro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

asdic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гідролокатор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

asdic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

asdic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

asdic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

asdic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ASDIC
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of asdic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASDIC»

The term «asdic» is normally little used and occupies the 126.270 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASDIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «asdic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «asdic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about asdic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASDIC»

Discover the use of asdic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to asdic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of British Submarines 1901-1955
Asdic and Sonar Asdic (a designation which possibly came to be derived from the Anti-Submarine Division, the Admiralty department which had initiated its development - the term appearing sufficiently meaningless not to give away the ...
Paul Akermann, 2002
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The Royal Navy and Anti-Submarine Warfare, 1917-49
against faster submarines it would only achieve a kill in very favourable circumstances.85 The main limitations of the system were, firstly, the speed at which ships could operate the asdic effectively was too low, secondly (and directly related to ...
Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones, 2007
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The European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia
Me Asdic evolved as a form of antisubmarine warfare during World War I. Unprepared for coun— tering submarines when the war began, the Allied navies finally determined that underwater acoustics were the most efficient method of ...
Professor and Holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History Spencer C Tucker, Spencer C. Tucker, 2013
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U-Boats Against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters
A target moving either toward or away from the asdic vessel caused the echo's pitch to increase or decrease respectively. This Doppler effect is familiar to all who have listened to the sound of a passing railway train; it became an important tool ...
Michael L. Hadley, 1990
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U-boat Tactics in World War II
The U-boat could hear the Asdic 'ping' from its hunter long before the Asdic operator was able to pick up a return echo from the boat. When the warship got within about 300m the 'ping' and its echo became almost simultaneous, and thus  ...
Gordon Williamson, 2012
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X.1: The Royal Navy's Mystery Submarine
l u a L j mun amusement It . I _y The Asdic arrangements showing the silent compartment, with its double wheel (37) for training and elevating the oscillator, the pair of headphones (17) for the operator and an officer, the Morse key (21), the ...
Roger Branfill-Cook, 2013
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Britain's Anti-submarine Capability 1919-1939
One answer to this problem underwent trials in exercise CB,78 when an extended screen of four pairs of asdic destroyers over a ten-mile front was placed ten miles ahead of the force, and the close screen was formed of non-asdic-fitted  ...
George Franklin, 2004
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The Royal Navy, 1930-2000: Innovation and Defence
This later became known by the American name of sonar, though to preserve an idea of the essential differences between modern sonar and the equipment used in the Second World War and the immediate aftermath, the term asdic will be ...
Richard Harding, 2005
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Military Innovation in the Interwar Period
The Admiralty ordered that its officers were at all times to refer to asdic as “ asdevite” to throw spies off the trail. The very term “asdic” remained secret until 1929. Even upon declassification, all information on asdic installation remained secret.
Williamson R. Murray, Allan R. Millett, 1996
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Wolf Pack: The Story of the U-Boat in World War II
Depth charges were set to explode at a predetermined depth, so a cat-and- mouse game would follow as the enemy warship tried to second-guess the U- boat commander. 'Asdic' detection equipment bounced a 'ping' of sound through water ...
Gordon Williamson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASDIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term asdic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Softball teams begin MCAL play in different direction
SM, 13-8, 12-4 last season, second in the MCAL, has some solid returnees, including senior pitcher Hayley Asdic, who coach Liz Hartmann ... «Novato Advance, Apr 15»
2
Tunnels: A short guide to Toronto's nether regions
The Allies Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee (ASDIC) used sonar equipment to detect the location of German U-boats. After its ... «Toronto Star, Feb 15»
3
Alan Turing's last victory
It was only in the later war that we had sufficient resources such as improved rapid Direction Finding, ASDIC, long range aircraft and convey ... «Spectator.co.uk, Dec 14»
4
Famed Physicist Ernest Rutherford Helped Pioneer Sonar in Secret
Together, these scientists produced a working prototype of sonar, which the British originally called "ASDIC" (short for Active Sound Detection ... «Live Science, Nov 14»
5
SAS Rand foundation stone to move to Military History Museum
... during fleet exercises in 1950 and in 1957 a tactical anti-submarine warfare simulator was installed for ASDIC, now known as Sonar, training. «defenceWeb, Oct 14»
6
Harding brothers serve their country and community
"Don entered the Navy, and was soon transferred to the Canso where he was petty officer in charge of ASDIC (the primary Allied submarine ... «www.insidebrockville.com/, Sep 14»
7
This Week in World War I September 12-18, 1914
An early version of sonar, or ASDIC as it was originally called, was developed in 1917, but was not deployed until after the war had ended. «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
8
Grimsby trawlers at war
The top secret ASDIC (underwater sound detection equipment) for submarines, devised by Canadian Robert W Boyle, was not tested by the ... «Grimsby Telegraph, Aug 14»
9
ML 1387 'Medusa'
These could be heard on the ASDIC (Sonar) sets carried by the HDMLs. In modern parlance this is known as passive sonar and is not used in ... «Maritime Journal, Jun 14»
10
'Nazi sub did not beat our defences'
Mr Alexander, who was born at Parklea Farm and brought up at Margaret Street in Greenock, said there was also a top secret 'Asdic ring' on ... «Greenock Telegraph, Jan 14»

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