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ultrasonic

[uhl-truh-son-ik] /ˌʌl trəˈsɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or utilizing ultrasound.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; ultra- + sonic
Related forms
ultrasonically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ultrasonically

ultrasonic

/ˌʌltrəˈsɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of, concerned with, or producing waves with the same nature as sound waves but frequencies above audio frequencies See also ultrasound
Derived Forms
ultrasonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ultrasonically
ultrasonic
1923, "having frequency beyond the audible range," from ultra- + sonic. For sense, see supersonic. First record of ultrasound is from 1923; in ref. to ultrasonic techniques of detection or diagnosis it is recorded from 1958.
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ultrasonically in Medicine

ultrasonic ul·tra·son·ic (ŭl'trə-sŏn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to acoustic frequencies above the range audible to the human ear, or above approximately 20,000 hertz.

  2. Of, relating to, or involving ultrasound.


ul'tra·son'i·cal·ly adv.
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