radio compass


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radio compass

n.
A navigational aid consisting of an automatic radio receiver and a directional antenna that determine the transmission direction of incoming radio waves.

radio compass

n
(Navigation) any navigational device that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio waves transmitted from a particular radio station or beacon. See also goniometer2

ra′dio com`pass


n.
a receiver with a directional antenna for determining the bearing of a radio beacon: used as a navigational aid on ships and aircraft.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.radio compass - a direction finder that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio signalsradio compass - a direction finder that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio signals
direction finder - radio; determines the direction of incoming radio waves
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radio compass

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