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radio beam

n.
A focused beam of radio signals transmitted by a radio beacon to guide aircraft or ships.
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radio beam

n
(Telecommunications) a narrow beam of radio signals transmitted by a radio or radar beacon, radio telescope, or some other directional aerial, used for communications, navigation, etc. Sometimes shortened to: beam
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Noun1.radio beam - a signal transmitted along a narrow pathradio beam - a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
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As the star spins and the radio beam sweeps repeatedly over Earth, radio telescopes detect a regular pattern of radio pulses.
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