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  • v. To locate by means of echolocation.


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  • The Senses Just A Click Away Researchers have confirmed that some blind people are able to "echolocate"—that is, to track objects near them by making clicks and interpreting the echoes, much as dolphins and bats do.

    Week in Ideas

  • He was tested along with a 27-year-old who had been blind for 13 years and was also able to echolocate (though not as well) and with two control subjects (who had no such skill).

    Week in Ideas

  • Dolphins have this ability to echolocate by sonar, very similar to bats.

    Even When Blindfolded, Dolphins Can Imitate Each Other Perfectly

  • All odontocetes also have the ability to echolocate, detecting objects in their underwater environment using the echoes of a sound, much like sonar.

    Dolphins and Porpoises

  • Bats communicate at such high frequencies because of their ability to echolocate, which means they project sound and use the echoes to determine the direction and distance of objects.

    Researchers Study How Singing Bats Communicate | Impact Lab

  • Mommy: "Not only do bats have eyes, they also echolocate."

    Welcome to the Wright Household, Number 2

  • Kids today are actually being taught to echolocate.

    Ten Superpowers You Can Have Now

  • He did pretty well at laying out Chomsky's theory of universal grammar, which had floored Hoshi the first time she encountered it, when she understood that what the man was saying was that human language was an innate capability, like a dog's sense of smell or a bat's ability to echolocate.


  • Some blind people have learned to echolocate by making clicking noises and listening to the returning echoes.

    BBC News - Home

  • He was taught to echolocate by Kish shortly after that.

    CBC | Top Stories News


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