Hydrophone definition

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An electrical instrument for detecting or monitoring sound under water.
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An instrument for detecting, and registering the distance and direction of, sound transmitted through water.
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A device used to detect or monitor sound under water. Hydrophones are often installed or towed in arrays that can be used to pinpoint a sound source or provide sea-floor imaging as part of a sonar system.
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Noun

Singular:
hydrophone
Plural:
hydrophones