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Definition of the noun asdic

What does asdic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: asdics

  1. a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return


ASDIC is a proprietary dual licensed software for traffic analysis in TCP/IP networks available both as freeware and commercial. It collects traffic information from different sources such as logs, firewalls and mirror ports in network switches, analysing the network traffic flows. Compared to a network intrusion detection system it do not concern about the contents of the traffic and only perform traffic analysis using session information typically found in a firewall log file. This information is processed and stored in a database over the normal network traffic baseline to compare with when new traffic occur causing a deviation.

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Google previewMonty Python's Flying Circus (2012)

All the Bits : Complete and Annotated by Luke Dempsy

ASDIC is an acronym for anti-submarine detection investigation committee, a form of sonar. “Rats' bane” is a poison, often ...

Google previewThe Silent Deep (2015)

The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945 by James Jinks, Peter Hennessy

Our asdic is a short range passive detector; our torpedo is a nonhoming straight runner, and we are therefore unable to fire at anything below periscope depth.' 118 The Service concluded that its future submarines had to be equipped with ...

Google previewDatabase Machines (2013)

Modern Trends and Applications by A. K. Sood, A. H. Qureshi

ASDIC is a system designed to correlate information from different sensors and attempts to form contacts, identify noise sources and thus identify vessels. The structure of this system is similar to HASP, in that it, uses the principle that all signal ...

Google previewWorking Together in the EEZ (1992)

Final Report of the Committee on Exclusive Economic Zone Information Needs

Asdic is a type of sonar. 2Acoustic signals received at two spatially separated sonar arrays can be summed together to create an interference pattern that depicts the phase relationship of the signals being received at each array.

Google previewIan Fleming's James Bond (2006)

Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond Stories by John Griswold

ASDIC: ASDIC is a British acronym for the early WWII governmental body known as the Antisubmarine Detection and Investigation Committee. A product of that committee's work were specifications of techniques used for acoustic ranging and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Submarines 1901-1955 (2002)

by Paul Akermann

Asdic and Sonar Asdic (a designation which possibly came to be derived from the Anti-Submarine Division, the Admiralty department which had initiated its development - the term appearing sufficiently meaningless not to give away the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Abbreviations (2015)

With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations by Eric Partridge

ASDIC . Allied Submarine-Detection Investigation Committee. Hence, Asdic: the Asdic ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

The British also developed asdic (later called sonar). Asdic worked by emitting sound waves underwater that, when they bounced off an object and were received back, revealed the presence of the object. When Germany resumed unrestricted ...

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2012)

for IT, Industrial, and Scientific Applications by Jakob Vlietstra


Google previewEncyclopedia of Naval History (2014)

by Anthony Bruce, William Cogar

Today ASDIC is known by the American term SONAR (Sound Navigation and Ranging) and is similar to commer— cial echo sounders. A transducer, using a quartz crystal vibrator, emits a high—frequency sound wave that passes through the ...

Google previewWorld War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2014)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

The term “asdic” is derived from an abbreviation of the British Admiralty's Anti- Submarine Division but is often incorrectly given as an abbreviation of Allied Submarine Detection Investigation Committee. No such organization is noted in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2006)

by Eric Partridge

An Asdic officer: RN wardroom name, and vocative: since ca. 1935. (Granville) Echoic. Asdic is a particular type ...

Google previewDiamond Gem English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

asdic n. apparatus ior detecting and locating a submarine. aseptic a. free ...

Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2004)

Before the war British naval experts thought 'Asdic' countered submarines and, like the highest German authorities, considered surface warships the best means of interrupting transport to Britain. Hitler allotted priority to submarines only after ...

Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

AM 'aezdo asdic BR 'azdik AM 'aezdik ...

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Scrabble value of A1S1D2I1C3

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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