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direction finder

n.
A device for determining the source of a transmitted signal, consisting mainly of a radio receiver and a coiled rotating antenna.

direction finder

n
(Navigation) a highly directional aerial system that can be used to determine the direction of incoming radio signals, used esp as a navigation aid. Abbreviation: D/F or DF
direction finding n

direc′tion find`er


n.
a receiver with a loop antenna rotating on a vertical axis, used to ascertain the direction of incoming radio waves.
[1910–15]
direc′tion find`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.direction finder - radio; determines the direction of incoming radio waves
goniometer - direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals
radio compass - a direction finder that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio signals
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
Translations

direction finder

[dɪˌrɛkʃənˈfaɪndəʳ] nradiogoniometro
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