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Global Positioning System
n. Abbr. GPS
A system of satellites, computers, and receivers that is able to determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by calculating the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver.
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global positioning system
(Navigation) a system of earth-orbiting satellites, transmitting signals continuously towards the earth, that enables the position of a receiving device on or near the earth's surface to be accurately estimated from the difference in arrival times of the signals. Abbreviation: GPS
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Glob′al Posi′tioning Sys`tem
a navigational system of signals from a network of satellites used to accurately determine locations on the earth's surface.
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Glob·al Positioning System(glō′bəl)
A system that determines latitude and longitude of a particular location on the Earth by calculating the difference in the time it takes for signals sent from different satellites to reach a receiver at that location.
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global positioning system
A satellite constellation that provides highly accurate position, velocity, and time navigation information to users. Also called GPS.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||Global Positioning System - a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver|
navigational system - a system that provides information useful in determining the position and course of a ship or aircraft
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