sounding


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.

sounding

[′sau̇nd·iŋ]
(engineering)
Determining the depth of a body of water by an echo sounder or sounding line.
Measuring the depth of bedrock by driving a steel rod into the soil.
Any penetration of the natural environment for scientific observation.
(meteorology)
(mining engineering)
Knocking on a mine roof to see whether it is sound or safe to work under.
Subsurface investigation by observing the penetration resistance of the subsurface material without drilling holes, by driving a rod into the ground or by using a penetrometer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sounding

The measurement taken of all parameters in and of the upper atmosphere or of the sea.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
However, when surrounded by a great sounding musical ensemble, even the simplest arrangements can overcome this problem.
Subjects were required to read words as sight words, without vocally sounding them out.
Sounding like Mickey Mouse may give your pals a good laugh, but inhaling heavy doses of pure helium (found in balloon tanks) is dangerous.