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  1. sounding

    • IPA[ˈsoundiNG]

    美式

    • n.
      the action or process of measuring the depth of the sea or other body of water.;a measurement taken by sounding.
    • noun: sounding, plural noun: soundings

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the action or process of measuring the depth of the sea or other body of water.
    • a measurement taken by sounding.
    • the determination of any physical property at a depth in the sea or at a height in the atmosphere.
    • archaic the area of sea close to the shore which is shallow enough for the bottom to be reached by means of a sounding line.
    • 2. information or evidence ascertained as a preliminary step before deciding on a course of action he's been taking soundings about the possibility of moving his offices