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A fixed radio transmitter that broadcasts distinctive signals as a navigational aid.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Telecommunications) a fixed radio transmitting station that broadcasts a characteristic signal by means of which a vessel or aircraft can determine its bearing or position. Sometimes shortened to: beacon
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a transmitter that sends out a distinctive signal as a navigational aid for ships and aircraft.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A radio transmitter which emits a distinctive or characteristic signal used for the determination of bearings, courses, or location.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||radio beacon - a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation|
|2.||radio beacon - a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes|
radio station - station for the production and transmission of AM or FM radio broadcasts
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