Meaning of Sofar



English: Sofar
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Type: Unknown / অজানা / अज्ञात
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Definition: 1

a system for determining a position at sea by exploding a charge under water and measuring the time the shock waves take to reach three widely separated shore stations at known distances from each other.

Definition: 2

a system for determining a position at sea, esp that of survivors of a disaster, by exploding a charge underwater at that point. The times taken for the shock waves to travel through the water to three widely separated shore stations are used to calculate their position