• ultrasound
  • Sound waves having a frequency above about 20,000 hertz.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing. Ultrasound is not different from "normal" (audible) sound in its physical properties, except that humans cannot hear it. This limit varies from person to person and is approximately 20 kilohertz (20,000 hertz) in healthy young adults. Ultrasound devices operate with frequencies from 20 kHz up to several gigahertz. Ultrasound is used in many different fields. Ultrasonic devices are used to detect objects and measure distances. Ultrasound imaging or sonography is often used in medicine. In the nondestructive testing of products and structures, ultrasound is used to detect invisible flaws. Industrially, ultrasound is used for cleaning, mixing, and accelerating chemical processes. Animals such as bats and porpoises use ultrasound for locating prey and obstacles.

    超音波(ちょうおんぱ、英語: ultrasound または ultrasonic)とは人間の耳には聞こえない高い振動数をもつ弾性振動波(音波)である。超音波は可聴域の音と物理的特徴は変わらず、人が聴くことができないというだけである。広義の意味では、人が聞くこと以外の目的で利用される音を意味し、人間に聞こえるかどうかは問わない。超音波はさまざまな分野で利用されている。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Ultrasound)