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A system for determining the position of survivors lost at sea by which an explosion is set off underwater, the time needed for the waves to reach three different locations is calculated, and the position of the explosion is ascertained by triangulation.

[so(und) f(ixing) a(nd) r(anging).]
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(Navigation) a system for determining a position at sea, esp that of survivors of a disaster, by exploding a charge underwater at that point. The times taken for the shock waves to travel through the water to three widely separated shore stations are used to calculate their position
[C20: from so(und) f(ixing) a(nd) r(anging)]
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