Definition of ultrasonics in English:


plural noun

  • 1treated as singular The science and application of ultrasonic waves.

    • ‘Thompson's research covers a wide range of NDE issues and methods, including ultrasonics, electromagnetics, material property measurements and flaw characterization.’
    • ‘We're working with ultrasonics, which is like an echo locating bat.’
    • ‘Its new technology system, known as Puma, combines a variety of condition monitoring and analysis systems, from radiography to ultrasonics, to gather empirical data and statistical information on the performance of such equipment.’
    1. 1.1treated as singular or plural Ultrasonic waves; ultrasound.
      ‘the pattern of ultrasonics has so far remained elusive’
      • ‘The use of ultrasonics in medicine is also of growing importance.’
      • ‘Wilkins initially studied the genetic effects of ultrasonics, but soon developed new types of microscopes and cameras with Ray Gosling, and achieved new images of the A form of the DNA molecule.’
      • ‘The recent trial also boasted the highest sample speed ever reported for a commercial application of laser ultrasonics.’
      • ‘‘So if you've got a high-volume operation, you're probably better off going with ultrasonics,’ Johnston advises.’
      • ‘Hot fomentation, wax bath or ultrasonics can improve symptoms.’
      • ‘She managed to shake off the dust, probably aided by ultrasonics or some kind of electrostatic charge, and soon was none the worse for her experience.’
      • ‘Ian Macdonald became Professor of Midwifery in Glasgow in 1954 and used his elementary knowledge of radar, from his RAF days, to investigate ultrasonics as a diagnostic tool.’